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Sectoral price facts in a sticky-price model

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  • Carlos Carvalho
  • Jae Won Lee

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We develop a multi-sector sticky-price DSGE (dynamic stochastic general equilibrium) model that can endogenously deliver differential responses of prices to aggregate and sectoral shocks. Input-output production linkages induce across-sector pricing complementarities that contribute to a slow response of prices to aggregate shocks. In turn, input-market segmentation at the sectoral level induces within-sector pricing substitutability, which helps the model deliver a fast response of prices to sector-specific shocks. Estimating the factor-augmented vector autoregression specification of Boivin, Giannoni, and Mihov (2009) on data generated by a parameterized version of our model, we find results that resemble what they obtain with disaggregated data for the U.S. economy. We then employ Bayesian methods to estimate the model using aggregate and sectoral data, and find that it accounts extremely well for a wide range of sectoral price facts.

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Keywords: Equilibrium (Economics) ; Stochastic analysis ; Econometric models ; Prices ; Vector autoregression ; Bayesian statistical decision theory;

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  1. Hafedh Bouakez & Emanuela Cardia & Francisco J. Ruge-Murcia, 2009. "Sectoral Price Rigidity and Aggregate Dynamics," Cahiers de recherche 0906, CIRPEE.
  2. Andrade, P. & Zachariadis, M., 2012. "Global versus local shocks in micro price dynamics," Working papers 365, Banque de France.
  3. Emi Nakamura & J�n Steinsson, 2013. "Price Rigidity: Microeconomic Evidence and Macroeconomic Implications," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 5(1), pages 133-163, 05.
  4. Jae Won Lee, 2011. "Aggregate Implications of Heterogeneous Households in a Sticky-Price Model," Departmental Working Papers 201132, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  5. Carlos Carvalho & Fernanda Nechio, 2013. "Factor specificity and real rigidities," Working Paper Series 2013-31, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
  6. Beck, Günter & Hubrich, Kirstin & Marcellino, Massimiliano, 2011. "On the importance of sectoral and regional shocks for price-setting," CEPR Discussion Papers 8357, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  7. De Graeve, Ferre & Walentin, Karl, 2011. "Refining Stylized Facts from Factor Models of Inflation," Working Paper Series 254, Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden), revised 01 Oct 2013.
  8. Kaufmann, Daniel & Lein, Sarah M., 2013. "Sticky prices or rational inattention – What can we learn from sectoral price data?," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 384-394.
  9. Neil Mehrotra & Dmitriy Sergeyev, 2013. "Sectoral Shocks, the Beveridge Curve and Monetary Policy," 2013 Meeting Papers 919, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  10. Manoj Atolia & Ryan Chahrour, 2013. "Intersectoral Linkages, Diverse Information, and Aggregate Dynamics in a Neoclassical Model," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 832, Boston College Department of Economics.

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