The distribution of contract durations across firms: a unified framework for understanding and comparing dynamic wage and price setting models
This paper shows how any steady state distribution of ages and related hazard rates can be represented as a distribution across firms of completed contract lengths. The distribution is consistnet with a Generalised Taylor Economy or a Generalised Calvo model with duration dependent reset probabilities. Equivalent distributions have different degrees of forward lookingness and imply different behaviour in response to monetary shocks. We also interpret data on the proportions of firms changing price in a period, and the resultant range of average contract lengths
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- Dixon, Huw & Kara, Engin, 2006.
"How to Compare Taylor and Calvo Contracts: A Comment on Michael Kiley,"
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking,
Blackwell Publishing, vol. 38(4), pages 1119-1126, June.
- Huw Dixon & Engin Kara, "undated". "How to Compare Taylor and Calvo Contracts: A Comment on Michael Kiley," Discussion Papers 05/04, Department of Economics, University of York.
- Huw Dixon & Engin Kara, 2005. "How to Compare Taylor and Calvo Contracts: a comment on Michael Kiley," CDMA Working Paper Series 200504, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
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