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Inflation and unemployment: Lagos-Wright meets Mortensen-Pissarides

  • Randall Wright

    (University Pennsylvania)

  • Guido Menzio

    (University Pennsylvania)

  • Aleksander Berentsen

    (University of Basel)

Inflation and unemployment are central issues in macroeconomics. While much progress has been made on these issues by incorporating frictions using search theory, existing models analyze either unemployment or inflation. We develop a framework to analyze unemployment and inflation together. This makes contributions to disparate literatures, and provides a united model for theory, policy, and quantitative analysis. We discuss optimal fiscal and monetary policy. We calibrate the model, and discuss the extent to which it can account for salient aspects of a half century's experience with ination, unemployment, interest rates, and velocity.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2007 Meeting Papers with number 237.

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