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Sectoral Price Facts in a Sticky-Price Model

  • Carlos Carvalho



  • Jae Won Lee


    (Rutgers University)

We develop a multi-sector sticky-price DSGE model that can endogenously deliver differential responses of prices to aggregate and sectoral shocks. Input-output production linkages induce across-sector pricing complementarities that contribute to a slow response of prices to aggregate shocks. In turn, input-market segmentation at the sectoral level induces within-sector pricing substitutability, which helps the model deliver a fast response of prices to sector-specific shocks. We estimate the model using aggregate and sectoral price and quantity data for the U.S., and find that it accounts extremely well for a range of sectoral price facts.

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Paper provided by Rutgers University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 201133.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 04 Nov 2011
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Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:201133
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