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Nonlinearity of the inflation-output trade-off and time-varying price rigidity

Antonia López-Villavicencio and Valérie Mignon ()
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Abstract: Relying on the backward-looking Phillips curve; we estimate the level of inflation that erodes price rigidity and investigate its time constancy. To this end; we employ smooth transition regression models with rolling regressions to account for varying threshold inflation levels. Studying six advanced countries over the 1970-2012 period; our results show that both the slope of the Phillips curve and the threshold; trend inflation that erodes price rigidity are time varying. These characteristics could not be captured by a static linear or nonlinear model; illustrating the rich flexibility embedded in our proposed model.

Keywords: Phillips curve; inflation; price rigidity; nonlinearity; menu costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 E31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-01
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