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The new keynesian phillips curve and staggered price and wage determination in a model with firm-specific labor

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  • Mikael Carlsson

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  • Andreas Westermark

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We develop a DSGE model with firm-specific labor where wage and price setting are subject to Calvo-type staggering. This is in general an intractable problem due to complicated intertemporal dependencies between price and wage decisions. However, the problem is significantly simplified if we, in line with empirical evidence, assume that prices can be changed whenever wages are. We show that the price- and wage-setting relationships are substantially altered by the introduction of firm-specific labor. Specifically, the inflation response is substantially dampened, whereas the wage inflation response is increased as compared to models with freely mobile labor. These distinctive features of the model with firm-specific labor are supported by empirical evidence from a structural VAR.

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  • Mikael Carlsson & Andreas Westermark, 2011. "The new keynesian phillips curve and staggered price and wage determination in a model with firm-specific labor," Post-Print hal-00781342, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00781342
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2010.12.005
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    Keywords

    E52; E58; J41; Monetary Policy; Inflation Persistence; Labor Market; Strategic Complementarity;
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    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts

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