Superneutrality of money in staggered wage-setting models
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Superneutrality of money in staggered wage-setting models. MACROECONOMIC DYNAMICS, 2 (3). pp. 383-400. ISSN 1365-1005Full text not available from this repository.
Staggered wage setting is introduced in a dynamic general-equilibrium monetary model, and the issue of superneutrality of money is addressed. This paper demonstrates that, in an optimizing framework, a mild permanent change in the rate of growth of money could have substantial effects on the steady-state aggregate level of output and welfare. Previous works fail to reproduce these results because they consider restrictively simple utility and production functions. The model exhibits high costs of inflation and provides a rationale for the pursuit of price stability observed in western countries. Therefore, in the presence of staggered adjustment, superneutrality of money proves to be a key issue, which should be taken into account in any economic model with staggered adjustment.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||MACROECONOMIC DYNAMICS|
|Publisher:||CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 383-400|
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