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Microeconomic Price Adjustments and Inflation: Evidence from Spanish Sectoral Data

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  • Ángel Estrada
  • Ignacio Hernando

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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the implications for aggregate price dynamics of alternative characterizations of microeconomic price adjustment policies. Within the hazard adjustment framework developed in Caballero and Engel (1993a), we present alternative models of individual price adjustment that are consistent with the predictions of the menu-cost models.

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  • Ángel Estrada & Ignacio Hernando, 1999. "Microeconomic Price Adjustments and Inflation: Evidence from Spanish Sectoral Data," Working Papers 9921, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
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    Keywords

    INFLATION ; PRICES ; MARKET STRUCTURE;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • D49 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Other

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