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Second-order approximation to the Rotemberg model around a distorted steady state

  • Damjanovic, Tatiana
  • Nolan, Charles

Social welfare objectives are investigated when changing prices is costly (Rotemberg, 1982). A quadratic welfare function is derived, with a distorted steady state, implying inflation and output stabilization goals. Economic distortions influence inflation aversion in a way that differs from Calvo models.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 132-135

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