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The Role of Sticky Prices in an Open Economy DSGE Model: A Bayesian Investigation


  • Malin Adolfson

    (Sveriges Riksbank,)

  • Stefan Laséen

    (Sveriges Riksbank,)

  • Jesper Lindé

    (Sveriges Riksbank and CEPR,)

  • Mattias Villani

    (Sveriges Riksbank and Stockholm University,)


In this paper we use a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model for an open economy to examine the role of sticky prices in explaining the joint behaviour of inflation and a fairly large set of macroeconomic variables. We find that price stickiness is an important feature for firms active in the domestic, export and import sectors, even though the model embodies variable capital utilisation, a working-capital channel and a time-varying inflation target. We also document that price stickiness in all sectors is important even if the markup shocks are allowed to be autocorrelated, although the implied average contract duration falls substantially under this assumption. (JEL: E40, E50, C11) Copyright (c) 2005 The European Economic Association.

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  • Malin Adolfson & Stefan Laséen & Jesper Lindé & Mattias Villani, 2005. "The Role of Sticky Prices in an Open Economy DSGE Model: A Bayesian Investigation," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 3(2-3), pages 444-457, 04/05.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:jeurec:v:3:y:2005:i:2-3:p:444-457

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    JEL classification:

    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General


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