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Can Nominal Wage and Price Rigidities Be Equivalent Propagation Mechanisms? The Case of Open Economics

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  • Bo William Hansen
  • Lars Mayland Nielsen

    () (The National Bank of Denmark)

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Does it matter for the propagation mechanism following nominal shocks whether nominal rigidities are specified as sticky wages instead of sticky prices? We analyze the question in a standard dynamic general equilibrium "new open macro-economy" model, which is solved analytically. By comparing the adjustment patterns of the terms of trade, in an otherwise unchanged model under, respectively, nominal wage and price rigidities, we find that the two types of rigidities give rise to the same persistence pattern. Specifically, nominal wage and price rigidities are equivalent "impact adjusted" propagation mechanisms. Results are presented for one-period nominal rigidities and two-period nominal staggering.

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  • Bo William Hansen & Lars Mayland Nielsen, "undated". "Can Nominal Wage and Price Rigidities Be Equivalent Propagation Mechanisms? The Case of Open Economics," Economics Working Papers 2002-4, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
  • Handle: RePEc:aah:aarhec:2002-4
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    Keywords

    Nominal shocks; nominal rigidities; propagation; persistence; staggering;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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