A Structuralist Inflation Curve
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Fernando de Holanda Barbosa Filho
Metroeconomica, 2014, vol. 65, issue 2, 349-376
This paper presents a structuralist model of inflation and applies it to the US economy. The model uses a mark-up rule to specify inflation as a function of income distribution and capacity utilization, as usual in structuralist macroeconomics, but it also includes inflation expectations, the government's inflation target and cost pressures from non-labor inputs as explaining variables. The model shows how inflation and income distribution, measured by the wage share of income, are connected through an inflation curve in the long run.
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