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Partisan Theory and the New Keynesian and Sticky-Information Phillips Curves

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  • Frode Brevik

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  • Manfred Gärtner

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This paper attempts two things: First, to modernize partisan theory by merging the idea of partisan differences in macroeconomic preferences with recent, optimizing models of aggregate supply that account for sluggish nominal adjustment. This aids in resolving some puzzles posed by the current state of partisan theory research. Second, to exploit partisan patterns for a comparison of the empirical performance of the new Keynesian Phillips curve with that of a recent challenger, the sticky-information Phillips curve. It turns out that the sticky-information Phillips curve clearly outperforms its better established rival: in accounting for econometric estimates of partisan patterns in OECD countries, and in tracking post-war experience in the US.

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  • Frode Brevik & Manfred Gärtner, 2005. "Partisan Theory and the New Keynesian and Sticky-Information Phillips Curves," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2005 2005-25, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
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    1. Manfred Gärtner, 2006. "The political economy of monetary policy conduct and central bank design," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2006 2006-25, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.

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    Keywords

    New Keynesian Phillips curve; sticky-information Phillips curve; partisan theory; rational partisan theory;

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    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

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