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Selection Effects in Producer-Price Setting

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We use micro data on product prices linked to information on the firms that set them to test for selection effects (state dependence) in micro-level producer pricing. In contrast to using synthetic data from a canonical menu-cost model, we fi…nd very weak, if any, micro-level selection effects when running price change probability regressions on actual data. Moreover, when fi…tting a model that nests both time- and state-dependent elements (the CalvoPlus model of Nakamura and Steinsson,2010) to the data, the resulting parameters mimic the standard Calvo (1983) model. Thus, upstream in the supply chain, price-setting is best characterized as time- dependent.

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  • Carlsson, Mikael, 2014. "Selection Effects in Producer-Price Setting," Working Paper Series 2014:6, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Kosonen, Tuomas & Harju, Jarkko & Nordström Skans, Oskar, 2015. "Firm types, price-setting strategies, and consumption-tax incidence," Working Papers 70, VATT Institute for Economic Research.

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    Keywords

    Price-setting; Business Cycles; Micro Data;

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    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure

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