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Regional Asymmetries in the Impact of Monetary Policy Shocks on Prices: Evidence from US Cities

  • David Fielding
  • Kalvinder Shields

Deviations from the Law of One Price across US cities are smaller than corresponding international deviations, but nevertheless substantial. We find that a proportion of these deviations can be explained by asymmetric responses to federal monetary policy shocks, and that a large part of the asymmetry can be explained by city-specific economic characteristics.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Oxford in its journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): 73 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 79-103

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