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Money illusion and the long-run Phillips curve in staggered wage-setting models

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  • Andrea Vaona

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We consider the effect of money illusion - defined referring to Stevens' ratio estimation function - on the long-run Phillips curve in an otherwise standard New Keynesian model of sticky wages. We show that if agents under-perceive real economic variables, negative money non-superneutralities will become more severe. On the contrary, if agents over-perceive real variables, positive money superneutralities will arise.

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  • Andrea Vaona, 2010. "Money illusion and the long-run Phillips curve in staggered wage-setting models," Working Papers 14/2010, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
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    1. Andrea Vaona, 2015. "Anomalous empirical evidence on money long-run super-neutrality and the vertical long-run Phillips curve," Working Papers 17/2015, University of Verona, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Phillips curve; inflation; nominal inertia; monetary policy; dynamic general equilibrium; money illusion; Stevens' ratio estimation function;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General

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