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Real wage rigidities and disinflation dynamics: Calvo vs. Rotemberg pricing

  • Ascari, Guido
  • Rossi, Lorenza

Calvo pricing implies output gains, while Rotemberg pricing implies output losses after a disinflation. Introducing real wage rigidities has opposite effects: it generates a long-lasting boom in output in Calvo, and a moderate output slump in Rotemberg.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 126-131

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