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Price Stickiness and Sectoral Inflation Persistence: Additional Evidence

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  • HERVÉ LE BIHAN
  • JULIEN MATHERON

In this paper, using US as well as French sectoral data and indicators of price rigidity, we re-examine the (lack of) relation between price stickiness and inflation persistence. This has recently been put forward by Bils and Klenow (2004) as evidence against time-dependent price setting models. We obtain that, when filtering out sector-specific shocks along the lines of Boivin et al. (2009), and allowing for an alternative assumption on the marginal cost process, the case against the time-dependent Calvo model is substantially weakened.

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Article provided by Blackwell Publishing in its journal Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Volume (Year): 44 (2012)
Issue (Month): 7 (October)
Pages: 1427-1442

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Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:44:y:2012:i:7:p:1427-1442
DOI: j.1538-4616.2012.00538.x
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