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Collateral Constraints, Sticky Wages, and Monetary Policy

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  • Kwang Hwan Kim

    (Yonsei University)

  • Joonseok Oh

    (Yonsei University)

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This paper investigates the role of collateral constraints in the transmission of monetary policy shocks in a two-sector sticky price general equilibrium model with nondurable and durable goods. While many researchers have stressed the role of collateral constraints in one-sector sticky price model, it has been relatively less explored in the two-sector sticky price model. This study shows that nominal wage rigidity is crucial for collateral constraints to accelerate the effects of monetary policy shocks on durable spending in the two-sector sticky price general equilibrium model.

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  • Kwang Hwan Kim & Joonseok Oh, 2014. "Collateral Constraints, Sticky Wages, and Monetary Policy," Working papers 2014rwp-63, Yonsei University, Yonsei Economics Research Institute.
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    Keywords

    durable goods; collateral constraints; sticky nominal wages;

    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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