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Disinflationary boom in a price-wage spiral model

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  • Musy, Olivier
  • Pereau, Jean-Christophe

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This paper analyses the impact of the disinflation policy timing on the sign and the magnitude of the sacrifice ratio in a modified price and wage staggered model of Blanchard (1986). When wages are updated every four quarters and prices every two quarters, we show that a "cold-turkey" disinflation is associated to an output boom when the policy is implemented during the last period of life of the wage contract and a recession in the other quarters.

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  • Musy, Olivier & Pereau, Jean-Christophe, 2010. "Disinflationary boom in a price-wage spiral model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 152-158, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:27:y:2010:i:1:p:152-158
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    Disinflation policy Shock timing Sacrifice ratio Price and wage staggered contracts;

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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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