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Micro and macro price dynamics in daily data

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  • Abe, Naohito
  • Tonogi, Akiyuki

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Using Japanese daily scanner data with three billion observations of prices and quantities from 1988 to 2005, this paper investigates micro and macro price dynamics. These data reveal that the frequency of price changes is much larger than that found in standard monthly datasets. The price change frequency exhibits a clear trend and strong across-store heterogeneity, which casts doubts on standard New Keynesian assumptions. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based on scanner data appears to track the official CPI relatively well, except for a period in which the latter arguably had an upward bias.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Monetary Economics.

Volume (Year): 57 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 (September)
Pages: 716-728

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Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:57:y:2010:i:6:p:716-728

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Keywords: Price stickiness Scanner data CPI;

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Cited by:
  1. Matsuoka, Takayasu, 2012. "Retail Price Stickiness, Market Structure and Distribution Channels," Research Center for Price Dynamics Working Paper Series 4, Research Center for Price Dynamics, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  2. Hajime Tomura, 2013. "Investment Horizon and Repo in the Over-the-Counter Market," UTokyo Price Project Working Paper Series 013, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics.
  3. Akiyuki Tonogi, 2013. "The Relation between Inventory Investment and Price Dynamics in a Distributive Firm," UTokyo Price Project Working Paper Series 010, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics.
  4. Ahrens, Steffen & Sacht, Stephen, 2011. "Estimating a high-frequency New Keynesian Phillips curve," Economics Working Papers 2011,08, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
  5. Tsutomu Watanabe & David Weinstein & Jessie Handbury, 2014. "How Much Do Official Price Indexes Tell Us About Inflation?," 2014 Meeting Papers 73, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  6. Luminita Stevens, 2011. "Pricing Regimes in Disaggregated Data," 2011 Meeting Papers 1389, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  7. Marcelo Delajara & José Antonio Murillo Garza, 2012. "Weekday with Low Prices: Evidence on Daily Seasonality of Foods, Beverages, and Tobacco Prices," Working Papers 2012-09, Banco de México.
  8. Nao Sudo & Kozo Ueda & Kota Watanabe, 2013. "Micro Price Dynamics during Japan's Lost Decades," CAMA Working Papers 2013-63, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  9. Kota Watanabe & Tsutomu Watanabe, 2014. "We construct a Törnqvist daily price index using Japanese point of sale (POS) scannerdata spanning from 1988 to 2013. We find the following. First, the POS based inflation rate tends to be about 0.," CARF F-Series CARF-F-342, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
  10. Abe, Naohito & Moriguchi, Chiaki & Inakura, Noriko, 2014. "The Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on Commodity Prices: New Evidence from High-Frequency Scanner Data," Research Center for Price Dynamics Working Paper Series 12, Research Center for Price Dynamics, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  11. Steffen Ahrens & Matthias Hartmann, 2014. "State-dependence vs. Time-dependence: An Empirical Multi-Country Investigation of Price Sluggishness," Kiel Working Papers 1907, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  12. Chakraborty, Ratula & Dobson, Paul & Seaton, Jonathan S. & Waterson, Michael, 2011. "Pricing in inflationary times- the penny drops," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 975, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.

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