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The impact of the 2008 crisis on UK prices: what we can learn from the CPI microdata

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This paper takes the locally collected price-quotes used to construct the CPI index in the UK for the period 1996-2013 to explore the impact of the crisis on the pricing behavior of firms. We develop a time-series framework which is able to capture the link between macro- economic variables (in?ation and output) and the behavior of prices in terms of the frequency of price change, the dispersion of price levels and the dispersion of price-growth. Whilst these effects are present, they are small and do not have significant effects for monetary policy.

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  • Dixon, Huw David & Luintel, Kul B & Tian, Kun, 2014. "The impact of the 2008 crisis on UK prices: what we can learn from the CPI microdata," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2014/7, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section.
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    1. Nicoletta Berardi & Patrick Sevestre & Jonathan Thébault, 2017. "The Determinants of Consumer Price Dispersion: Evidence from French Supermarkets," Post-Print hal-01685367, HAL.
    2. Nicoletta Berardi & Erwan Gautier & Hervé Le Bihan, 2015. "More Facts about Prices: France Before and During the Great Recession," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 47(8), pages 1465-1502, December.
    3. Fabio Busetti & Pietro Cova & Antonio Maria Conti & Filippo Scoccianti & Libero Monteforte & Giordano Zevi & Valentina Aprigliano & Andrea Gerali & Alberto Locarno & Alessandro Notarpietro & Massimili, 2014. "The effects of the crisis on production potential and household spending in Italy," Workshop and Conferences 18, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

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    Keywords

    Price-spell; steady state; duration;

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    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General

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