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Can a DSGE Model Explain a Costly Disinflation?


  • Maria Ferrara
  • Patrizio Tirelli


This paper shows that a medium-scale DSGE model is able to explain a contemporaneous reduction of output and consumption during a disinflation policy, as it is in the empirical evidence. To this aim, we introduce Rotemberg (1982) adjustment costs and the limited asset market participation assumption.

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  • Maria Ferrara & Patrizio Tirelli, 2015. "Can a DSGE Model Explain a Costly Disinflation?," Working Papers 306, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Aug 2015.
  • Handle: RePEc:mib:wpaper:306

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    Disináation; Rotemberg price adjustment; Monetary Policy;

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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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