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Instability and nonlinearity in the euro area Phillips curve

Livio Stracca (), Alberto Musso and Dick van Dijk

No 811, Working Paper Series from European Central Bank

Abstract: This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the functional form of the euro area Phillips curve over the past three decades. In particular, compared to previous literature we analyse the stability of the relationship in detail, especially as regards the possibility of a time-varying mean of inflation. Moreover, we conduct a sensitivity analysis across different measures of economic slack. Our main findings are two. First, there is strong evidence of time variation in the mean and slope of the Phillips curve occurring in the early to mid 1980s, but not in inflation persistence once the mean shift is allowed for. As a result of the structural change, the Phillips curve became flatter around a lower mean of inflation. Second, we find no significant evidence of non-linearity, in particular in relation to the output gap. JEL Classification: E52, E58

Keywords: asymmetry; inflation; output gap; smooth transition model.; structural change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-09
Note: 335958
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