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Output Fluctuations and Gradual Price Adjustment

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  • Robert J. Gordon

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This paper reviews the leading ideas that have emerged within two paradigms of price adjustment. Neither, it appears, provides a satisfactory theoretical scheme when taken in isolation. This paper concludes that an attempt to merge the more convincing elements of each is needed, and some suggestions for such a merger are put forward.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 0621.

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Date of creation: Jan 1981
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Publication status: published as Gordon, Robert J. "Output Fluctuations and Gradual Price Adjustment." Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XIX, No. 2, (June 1981), pp. 493-530.
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