In this paper, I search for an optimal configuration of parameters for variants of the Taylor rule by using an accurate second-order welfare based method within a fully microfounded dynamic stochastic model, with price and wage rigidities, without capital accumulation. A version of the model with distortionary taxation is also explicitly tested. The model is solved up to second-order solution. Optimal rules are obtained by maximizing a conditional welfare measure, differently from what has been done in the current literature. Optimal monetary policy functions turn out to be characterized by inflation targeting parameter lower than in empirical studies. In general, the optimal values for monetary policy parameters depend on the degree of nominal rigidities and on the role of fiscal policy. When nominal rigidities are higher, optimal monetary policy becomes more aggressive to inflation. With a tighter fiscal policy, optimal monetary policy turns out to be less aggressive to inflation. Impulse-response functions based on econd-order model solution show a non-affine pattern when the conomy is hit by shocks of different magnitude. (J.E.L.: E52, E63).

Optimal Monetary Policy with Price and Wage Rigidities

MARZO, MASSIMILIANO
2006

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In this paper, I search for an optimal configuration of parameters for variants of the Taylor rule by using an accurate second-order welfare based method within a fully microfounded dynamic stochastic model, with price and wage rigidities, without capital accumulation. A version of the model with distortionary taxation is also explicitly tested. The model is solved up to second-order solution. Optimal rules are obtained by maximizing a conditional welfare measure, differently from what has been done in the current literature. Optimal monetary policy functions turn out to be characterized by inflation targeting parameter lower than in empirical studies. In general, the optimal values for monetary policy parameters depend on the degree of nominal rigidities and on the role of fiscal policy. When nominal rigidities are higher, optimal monetary policy becomes more aggressive to inflation. With a tighter fiscal policy, optimal monetary policy turns out to be less aggressive to inflation. Impulse-response functions based on econd-order model solution show a non-affine pattern when the conomy is hit by shocks of different magnitude. (J.E.L.: E52, E63).
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