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Fiscal shocks and real rigidities

Francesco Furlanetto () and Martin Seneca

No 2008/10, Working Paper from Norges Bank

Abstract: In this paper we show that empirically plausible results on the effects of fiscal shocks in Galí, López-Salido and Vallés (2007) rely on a high degree of price stickiness and a large percentage of financially constrained agents. Real rigidities in the form of habit persistence, fixed firm-specific capital and Kimball demand curves interact in interesting ways with nominal and finan- cial rigidities and allow us to reproduce the same consumption multiplier as Galí et al. (2007) under only two and a half quarters of price stickiness, in- stead of four, and only 30 per cent of constrained agents instead of 50 per cent. Therefore, real rigidities are useful in the study of fiscal shocks in addi- tion to monetary and productivity shocks as has been shown in the previous literature.

Keywords: Rule-of-thumb consumers; habit persistence; Kimball demand curves (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 E62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-06-23
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