State-Dependent Pricing and the Dynamics of Money and Output
Standard macroeconomic models of price stickiness assume that each firm leaves its price unchanged for a fixed amount of time. The authors present an alternative model in which the pricing decision depends on the state of the economy. They find a method of aggregating individual price changes that allows a simple characterization of macroeconomic variables. The model produces a positive money-output correlation and an empirical Phillips curve. In addition, the impact of monetary shocks depends crucially on the current level of output, which points to a natural connection between state-dependent microeconomics and state-dependent macroeconomics. Copyright 1991, the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Volume (Year): 106 (1991)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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