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Labor Market Frictions, Monetary Policy, and Durable Goods

Federico Di Pace and Matthias Hertweck ()

Review of Economic Dynamics, 2019, vol. 32, 274-304

Abstract: This paper argues that the labor market is key to understanding the “sectoral comovement puzzle†. We extend the two-sector New Keynesian model with flexible durable good prices and sticky non-durable good prices by introducing (i) labor search and matching frictions and (ii) internal habit formation in non-durable consumption. Search and matching frictions generate comovement and increase the persistence of sectoral outputs, whereas habit formation helps to appropriately distribute the impact of a monetary contraction over the two sectors. As a result, our estimated model closely replicates the amplitude and the curvature of the empirical impulse responses in both sectors. (Copyright: Elsevier)

Keywords: Durable production; Labor market frictions; Sectoral comovement; Monetary policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E21 E23 E31 E52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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