Journal Article

Labor Selection, Turnover Costs and Optimal Monetary Policy

Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

We study optimal monetary policy and welfare properties of a DSGE model with a labor selection process, labor turnover costs and Nash bargained wages. We show that our model implies ineffciencies which cannot be offset in a standard wage bargaining regime. We also show that the inefficiencies rise with the magnitude of firing costs. As a result, in the optimal Ramsey plan, the optimal inflation volatility deviates from zero and is an increasing function of firing costs.

Authors

Christian Merkl
Ester Faia

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E52, E24