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Identifying the Role of Labor Markets for Monetary Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model

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  • Kai Christoffel

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  • Keith Kuester
  • Tobias Linzert

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We focus on a quantitative assessment of rigid labor markets in an environment of stable monetary policy. We ask how wages and labor market shocks feed into the inflation process and derive monetary policy implications. We structurally model matching frictions and rigid wages in line with an optimizing rationale in a New-Keynesian closed economy DSGE model. We estimate the model using Bayesian techniques. We find that labor market structure is of prime importance for the business cycle, and for monetary policy. Yet shocks originating in the labor market itself are not important information for the conduct of stabilization policy

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  • Kai Christoffel & Keith Kuester & Tobias Linzert, 2006. "Identifying the Role of Labor Markets for Monetary Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model," 2006 Meeting Papers 544, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    Keywords

    labor market; wage rigidity; bargaining; Bayesian estimation;
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    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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