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Price-setting Behaviour - Insights from Australian Firms


  • Anna Park

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Vanessa Rayner

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Patrick D'Arcy

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)


Since 2004, the RBA has been conducting a survey of how firms set prices, how frequently they review and change prices, and what factors influence these decisions. The results show that firms employ a range of approaches to price setting, with around half reviewing their prices at a regular interval. Early in the survey period, costs were the most important factor in price setting, though demand considerations became more important when economic conditions softened.

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  • Anna Park & Vanessa Rayner & Patrick D'Arcy, 2010. "Price-setting Behaviour - Insights from Australian Firms," RBA Bulletin, Reserve Bank of Australia, pages 7-14, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rba:rbabul:jun2010-02

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    1. Hall, Simon & Walsh, Mark & Yates, Anthony, 2000. "Are UK Companies' Prices Sticky?," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 52(3), pages 425-446, July.
    2. Silvia Fabiani & Martine Druant & Ignacio Hernando & Claudia Kwapil & Bettina Landau & Claire Loupias & Fernando Martins & Thomas Mathä & Roberto Sabbatini & Harald Stahl & Ad Stokman, 2006. "What Firms' Surveys Tell Us about Price-Setting Behavior in the Euro Area," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 2(3), September.
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