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International monetary policy cooperation revisited: conservatism and non-atomistic wage setting

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  • Vincenzo Cuciniello

    () (Chair of International Finance, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)

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This paper presents a simple model of policy coordination in line with the New Open Economy Macroeconomics literature. I extent the analysis on non-cooperative toward cooperative solutions by incorporating a collective wage bargaining system and conservative central banks. It turns out that previous results on international monetary policy cooperation are modified such that cooperation is welfare improving. The finding in the model relies on wage setters’ perceptions about affecting monetary policy. It is shown that under cooperation wage setters perceive a tighter monetary policy, thereby inducing wage restraints.

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  • Vincenzo Cuciniello, 2009. "International monetary policy cooperation revisited: conservatism and non-atomistic wage setting," Working Papers 200905, Center for Fiscal Policy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.
  • Handle: RePEc:cif:wpaper:200905
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy games ; International policy coordination ; Central bank conservatism; Monopoly unions;

    JEL classification:

    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects

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