Is There a Phillips Curve? A Full Information Partial Equilibrium Approach

Empirical tests of the New Keynesian Phillips Curve have provided results often inconsistent with microeconomic evidence. To overcome the pitfalls of standard estimations on aggregate data, a Full Information Partial Equilibrium approach is developed to exploit sectoral level data. A model featuring...

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Main Author: Piazza, Roberto
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 2018, 2018
Series:IMF Working Papers
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Empirical tests of the New Keynesian Phillips Curve have provided results often inconsistent with microeconomic evidence. To overcome the pitfalls of standard estimations on aggregate data, a Full Information Partial Equilibrium approach is developed to exploit sectoral level data. A model featuring sectoral NKPCs subject to a rich set of shocks is constructed. Necessary and sufficient conditions on the structural parameters are provided to allow sectoral idiosyncratic components to be linearly extracted. Estimation biases are corrected using the model's restrictions on the partial equilibrium propagation of idiosyncratic shocks. An application to the US, Japan and the UK rejects the purely forward looking, labor cost-based NKPC.
Physical Description:59 p.
ISBN:9781484345207
1484345207