RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 63809452 LA English UL http://papers.nber.org/papers/w12024 T1 Pervasive stickiness (expanded version) A1 Mankiw, N. Gregory., Reis, Ricardo., National Bureau of Economic Research., PB National Bureau of Economic Research PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2006 AB Abstract: This paper explores a macroeconomic model of the business cycle in which stickiness of information is pervasive. We start from a familiar benchmark classical model and add to it the assumption that there is sticky information on the part of consumers, workers, and firms. We evaluate the model against three key facts that describe short-run fluctuations: the acceleration phenomenon, the smoothness of real wages, and the gradual response of real variables to shocks. We find that pervasive stickiness is required to fit the facts. We conclude that models based on stickiness of information offer the promise of fitting the facts on business cycles while adding only one new plausible ingredient to the classical benchmark.