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The Price SeTTing Behavior in colomBia: evidence from PPi micro data

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  • Juan manuel Julio

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  • Héctor manuel Zárate

In this paper we explore the price setting behaviorof Colombian producers and importers using a unique database containing the monthly price reportsunderlying the Colombian PPI from Jun-1999 to Oct-2006. We focus on five particular questions: 1. Are prices sticky or flexible? 2. Is a price increase more likely than a decrease? 3. Are price changes synchronized? 4. Is the pricing rule state or time dependent? 5. Are price changes sizable? Answers to these questions provide some of the micro fundamentalsfor the design of monetary policy in this country.

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Volume (Year): 26 (2008)
Issue (Month): 56 (June)
Pages: 12-44

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