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Fiscal Shocks and the Consumption Response when Wages are Sticky

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  • Francesco FURLANETTO

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In this paper we study the impact of a government spending shock on aggregate consumption, building on the GLV (Gali, Lopez-Salido and Valles (2007)) model. We show that the GLV model implies a counterfactual increase in the real wage, the interest rate and the in.ation rate. The introduction of sticky wages solves these problems and preserves the main result of the model, i.e. the positive response of consumption. Moreover, once we relax the common wage assumption, sticky wages are even essential to reproduce the positive response of consumption.

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  • Francesco FURLANETTO, 2007. "Fiscal Shocks and the Consumption Response when Wages are Sticky," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'économie 07.11, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, Département d’économie.
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    sticky wages; rule-of-thumb consumers; fiscal shocks; firm-specific capital;
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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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