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Optimal monetary policy in the presence of pricing-to-market

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This paper presents a general-equilibrium framework to revisit the issues of optimal monetary policies and international policy coordination in a two-country model, focusing on the role of a pricing-to-market (PTM) policy by firms. Both countries may be different with respect to PTM. Using the set-up developed by Corsetti and Pesenti (2001a) and Betts and Devereux (2000a,b), we show that (i) for a given Foreign monetary stance, a Home monetary expansion is beneficial for both countries only if Home PTM is at an intermediate range; (ii) in a world Nash equilibrium Home and Foreign welfare are bell-shaped in the degrees of PTM; (iii) relative welfare crucially depends on the degrees of PTM; (iv) there is a welfare gain from cooperation even in the cases of no and full PTM.
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  • Michaelis, Jochen, 2006. "Optimal monetary policy in the presence of pricing-to-market," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 564-584, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:28:y:2006:i:3:p:564-584
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    1. Jochen Michaelis & Heike Minich, 2004. "Inflationsdifferenzen im Euroraum - eine Bestandsaufnahme," Aussenwirtschaft, University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science, Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economics Research, vol. 59(04), pages 379-405, December.
    2. Dohwa, Kohjiro, 2014. "Welfare effects of monetary policy in an economy with vertical production and trade: An analysis based on the perspective of local currency pricing," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 408-420.
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    4. Dohwa, Kohjiro, 2015. "Optimal monetary policy in an economy with vertical production and trade: An analysis based on the perspective of local currency pricing," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 11-20.
    5. Jochen Michaelis & Jakob Palek, 2014. "Optimal Monetary Policy in a Currency Union: Implications of a Country-specific Cost Channel," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201444, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).

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    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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