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Sticky prices and volatile output.

Abstract:

We examine the effect of introducing a specific type of price stickiness into a stochastic growth model, subject to a cash in advance constraint. As in previous studies, we find the introduction of price rigidities provides a substantial source of monetary non-neutrality which contributes significantly to output volatility. We show that the introduction of this form of sticky prices improves the model's performance at explaining inflation but worsens it for output. The most dramatic failure o...

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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Monetary Economics
Volume:
46
Issue:
3
Pages:
621 - 632
Publication date:
2000-01-01
ISSN:
0304-3932
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:c0248871-359b-42a0-8a53-ce76678580a1
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15137
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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