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Microeconomic Price Adjustments and Inflation: Evidence from Spanish Sectoral Data

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  • Ángel Estrada
  • Ignacio Hernando
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    The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the implications for aggregate price dynamics of alternative characterizations of microeconomic price adjustment policies. Within the hazard adjustment framework developed in Caballero and Engel (1993a), we present alternative models of individual price adjustment that are consistent with the predictions of the menu-cost models.

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    Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 9921.

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    Length: 34 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:9921

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    Keywords: INFLATION ; PRICES ; MARKET STRUCTURE;

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