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The Euro Changeover and Price Adjustments in Italy

  • Guglielmo Maria Caporale
  • Alessandro Girardi
  • Marco Ventura

By estimating a staggered price model over the period 1980q1-2010q2, this paper documents that, after the euro changeover, Italian retailers have increased the number of price adjustments, which has translated into a higher inflation rate, with a detrimental effect on the competitiveness of the Italian economy.

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 1114.

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Length: 9 p.
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp1114
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