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Sectoral Price Facts in a Sticky-Price Model

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  • Carlos Carvalho
  • Jae Won Lee
  • Woong Yong Park

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We develop a multisector sticky-price DSGE model that can endogenously deliver differential responses of prices to aggregate and sectoral shocks. Input-output production linkages and a (standard) monetary policy rule contribute to a slow response of prices to aggregate shocks. In turn, labor market segmentation at the sectoral level induces within-sector strategic substitutability in price-setting decisions, which helps the model deliver a fast response of prices to sector-specific shocks. We estimate the model using aggregate and sectoral price and quantity data for the United States and find that it accounts well for a range of sectoral price facts.

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  • Carlos Carvalho & Jae Won Lee & Woong Yong Park, 2021. "Sectoral Price Facts in a Sticky-Price Model," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 13(1), pages 216-256, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aejmac:v:13:y:2021:i:1:p:216-56
    DOI: 10.1257/mac.20190205
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