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Aggregation and Optimization with State-Dependent Pricing: A Comment


  • Vladislav Damjanovic
  • Charles Nolan


A key argument in Caplin and Leahy (1997) states that the correlation between monetary shocks and output is falling in the variance of the money supply. We demonstrate that this conclusion depends on solving for the correlation in the nonstationary state of the model. In the stationary state, that correlation is initially rising. Copyright The Econometric Society 2006.

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  • Vladislav Damjanovic & Charles Nolan, 2006. "Aggregation and Optimization with State-Dependent Pricing: A Comment," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 74(2), pages 565-573, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:74:y:2006:i:2:p:565-573

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    1. Lucas, Robert E, Jr, 1973. "Some International Evidence on Output-Inflation Tradeoffs," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 63(3), pages 326-334, June.
    2. Andrew Caplin & John Leahy, 1997. "Aggregation and Optimization with State-Dependent Pricing," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 65(3), pages 601-626, May.
    3. Andrew Caplin & John Leahy, 1991. "State-Dependent Pricing and the Dynamics of Money and Output," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 106(3), pages 683-708.
    4. Vladislav Damjanovic & Charles Nolan, 2005. "Aggregate Dynamics with Heterogeneous Agents and State-Dependent Pricing," CDMA Working Paper Series 200505, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
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    1. Zakaria Babutsidze, 2012. "Asymmetric (S,s) Pricing: Implications for Monetary Policy," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(5), pages 177-204.
    2. Damjanovic, Vladislav & Nolan, Charles, 2012. "S,s pricing in a dynamic equilibrium model with heterogeneous sectors," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 550-567.
    3. Vladislav Damjanovic & Charles Nolan, 2007. "S,s Pricing in a General Equilibrium Model with Heterogeneous Sectors," CDMA Working Paper Series 200709, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
    4. Andrew Caplin & John Leahy, 2010. "Economic Theory and the World of Practice: A Celebration of the ( S , s ) Model," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 24(1), pages 183-202, Winter.

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    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies


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