Working Paper

Disinflation in a DSGE Perspective: Sacrifice Ratio or Welfare Gain Ratio?


  • Ascari
  • G.
  • Ropele
  • T.
Publication Date

When taken to examine disinflation monetary policies, the current workhorse DSGE model of

business cycle fluctuations successfully accounts for the main stylized facts in terms of recessionary effects and sacrifice ratio. We complement the transitional analysis of the short-run costs with a rigorous welfare evaluation and show that, despite the long-lasting economic downturn, disinflation entails non-zero overall welfare gains.


JEL Classification
E31, E5

Key Words

  • Disinflation
  • Non-linearities
  • Sacrifice ratio