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Stock-Returns and Inflation in a Principal-Agent Economy

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  • Jovanovic, B.
  • Ueda, M.

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We study a monetary in which final goods sell on spot markets, while labor and dividends sell through contracts. Firms and workers confuse absolute and relative price changes: A positive price-level shock makes sellers think they are producing better goods than they really are. They split this apparent windfall with workers who get a higher real wage. Hence, unexpected inflation shifts real income from firms (the principals) to workers (the agents) and thereby lowers stock-returns.

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  • Jovanovic, B. & Ueda, M., 1998. "Stock-Returns and Inflation in a Principal-Agent Economy," Working Papers 98-15, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
  • Handle: RePEc:cvs:starer:98-15
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    1. Cooley, Thomas F. & Quadrini, Vincenzo, 1999. "A neoclassical model of the Phillips curve relation," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 165-193, October.
    2. Meh, C├ęsaire A. & Quadrini, Vincenzo & Terajima, Yaz, 2015. "Limited Nominal Indexation of Optimal Financial Contracts," CEPR Discussion Papers 10330, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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    Keywords

    MONEY SUPPLY ; PRICES ; STOCKS;

    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers

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