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Title:The evolution of inflation and unemployment: Explaining the roaring nineties PDF Logo
Authors:Karanassou, Marika
Sala, Héctor
Snower, Dennis J.
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1350
Abstract:This paper argues that there is a nonzero inflation-unemployment tradeoff in the long-run due to frictional growth, a phenomenon that encapsulates the interplay of nominal staggering and money growth. The existence of a downward-sloping long-run Phillips curve suggests the development of a holistic framework that can jointly explain the evolution of inflation and unemployment. Hence, we estimate an interactive dynamics model for the US that includes wage-price setting and labour market equations. We then evaluate the inflation-unemployment tradeoff and assess the impact of productivity, money growth, budget deficit, and trade deficit on the unemployment and inflation trajectories during the nineties.
Subjects:Inflation dynamics
Unemployment dynamics
Phillips curve
Roaring nineties
JEL:E31
E51
E24
E62
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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