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Monetary Policy Effects in Developing Countries with Minimum Wages

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Using a Dynamic General Equilibrium (DGE) model, this study examines the effects of monetary policy in economies where minimum wages are bound. The findings show that the monetary-policy effect on a binding-minimum-wage economy is relatively small and quite persistent. This result suggests that these two characteristics of monetary policy in the minimum-wage model are rather different from those in the union-negotiation model which is often assumed to account for industrial economies.

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  • Kodama, Masahiro, 2008. "Monetary Policy Effects in Developing Countries with Minimum Wages," IDE Discussion Papers 142, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; Sticky wage; Business cycles; Developing countries; Minimum wages; 金融政策; 硬直賃金; 景気; 発展途上国; 最低賃金;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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