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New Keynesian Phillips Curve in Lithuania

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  • Ernestas Virbickas

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Abstract

The paper provides estimates for the New Keynesian Phillips curve (NKPC) in Lithuania. The paper considers the baseline and hybrid NKPC, the latter accounting for inflation inertia, under the closed and open economy frameworks. The estimates highlight the importance of expected and lagged inflation in the inflation formation process. The role of real marginal cost is found to be limited in shaping the dynamics of inflation. The study yields estimates for the underlying characteristics of pricing behaviour in Lithuania. The estimates show that the price duration stands at around 2.2–2.8 quarters, while the fraction of firms that adjust prices in a backward looking way amounts to around one third.

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  • Ernestas Virbickas, 2012. "New Keynesian Phillips Curve in Lithuania," Bank of Lithuania Working Paper Series 14, Bank of Lithuania.
  • Handle: RePEc:lie:wpaper:14
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    Keywords

    New Keynesian Phillips curve; price stickiness; real marginal cost; labour income share;

    JEL classification:

    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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