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Monetary Policy When Wages Are Downwardly Rigid: Friedman Meets Tobin

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  • KIM, Jinill
  • RUGE-MURCIA, Francisco J.

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In a monetary economy with downwardly rigid wages, the central banker should target a low, but strictly positive, inflation rate.

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  • KIM, Jinill & RUGE-MURCIA, Francisco J., 2009. "Monetary Policy When Wages Are Downwardly Rigid: Friedman Meets Tobin," Cahiers de recherche 2009-14, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
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    Keywords

    Downward nominal wage rigidity; Asymmetric effects of monetary policy; Optimal inflation; Nonlinear dynamics;

    JEL classification:

    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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