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Adjustment Cost-Driven Inflation Inertia

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  • Sebastian Sienknecht

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This paper shows how endogeneous inflation inertia is generated by a simple modificaton of the quadratic adjustment cost structure faced by economic agents. We derive the pertinent inflation relationships based on purely nominal rigidities and show that they always involve additional expectation terms which are absent in a Calvo-type environment. However, the structural differences do not prevent dynamic adjustment paths and theoretical moments to be similar under both rigidity assumptions. An extensive application of nominal adjustment frictions leads to a full-scale macroeconomic framework able to replicate empirical responses to an interest rate shock.

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  • Sebastian Sienknecht, 2010. "Adjustment Cost-Driven Inflation Inertia," Jena Economic Research Papers 2010-023, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
  • Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2010-023
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    Keywords

    Inflation Dynamics; New Keynesian Phillips Curve; Business Fluctuations;

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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • 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

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