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Monetary neutrality in one specific class of DGE model with staggered prices


  • Kirill Sosunov


In this paper I show that monetary neutrality proposition holds for one specific parameterization of a dynamic general equilibrium model of monopolistic competition even if nominal rigidity in a form of staggered price setting or partial adjustment price-setting mechanism is present in a model. This parameterization is a result of a zero profit condition for intermediate goods producers and it requires that degree of increasing returns in intermediate goods production is equal to price- marginal costs markup.

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  • Kirill Sosunov, 2001. "Monetary neutrality in one specific class of DGE model with staggered prices," Macroeconomics 0112003, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0112003 Note: Type of Document - MS Word; prepared on IBM PC ; to print on HP/; pages: 10

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    macroeconomics business cycles staggered prices;

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    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • F49 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Other
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy


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