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The Elusive Persistence: Wage and Price Rigidities, the Phillips Curve, and Inflation Dynamics

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  • Chris Tsoukis

    (London Metropolitan University)

  • George Kapetanios

    (Queen Mary, University of London)

  • Joseph Pearlman

    (London Metropolitan University)

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We review the main New Keynesian inflation equations that have arisen as a result of aggregation from individual firms' price rigidities. We find that, on the whole, they cannot account for inflation persistence, a key feature of the empirical dynamics of inflation, and with important policy implications. The only exception seems to be when price stickiness is combined with wage rigidity and staggering.

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  • Chris Tsoukis & George Kapetanios & Joseph Pearlman, 2007. "The Elusive Persistence: Wage and Price Rigidities, the Phillips Curve, and Inflation Dynamics," Working Papers 619, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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