Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19712
Authors: 
Lenza, Michele
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper Series 1 / Volkswirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum der Deutschen Bundesbank 2007,35
Abstract: 
This paper studies optimal monetary policy responses in an economy featuring sectorial heterogeneity in the frequency of price adjustments. It shows that a central bank facing heterogeneous nominal rigidities is more likely to behave less aggressively than in a fully sticky economy. Hence, the supposedly excessive caution in the conduct of monetary policy shown by central banks could be partly explained by the existence of a relevant sectorial dispersion in the frequency of price adjustments.
Subjects: 
core inflation
elasticity of intertemporal substitution
heterogeneity
nominal rigidity
JEL: 
E58
E52
E43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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