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Imperfectly-Credible Disinflation of Small Inflations

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  • Lynne Evans

    () (Newcastle University Business School)

  • Anamaria Nicolae

    () (Durham Business School)

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In this paper we study and quantify the e¤ects of a disinflationary policy on output and welfare. Our focus is the policy question of the optimal response to low inflation.The analysis takes place in the context of a DSGE model with sticky prices, time varying velocity and imperfect credibility. The nonlinear solution method reveals that early output losses may be more pronounced and more prolonged than previously suggested in the literature, and there may be insufficient compensation from a subsequent higher steady state to justify taking any disinflationary policy action in some cases.

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  • Lynne Evans & Anamaria Nicolae, 2010. "Imperfectly-Credible Disinflation of Small Inflations," Working Papers 2010_01, Durham University Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:dur:durham:2010_01
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    Keywords

    price stability; velocity; disinlfation; output boom; optimal speed of disinlfation;

    JEL classification:

    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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