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S,s Pricing in a General Equilibrium Model with Heterogeneous Sectors

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  • Vladislav Damjanovic

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  • Charles Nolan

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We study the impact of two-sided nominal shocks in a simple dynamic, general equilibrium (S,s)-pricing macroeconomic model comprised of heterogeneous sectors. The simple model we develop has a number of appealing empirical implications; it captures why some sectors of the economy have systematically more flexible prices, the smooth dynamics of aggregate output following a monetary shock, and a degree of price asynchronization. Incorporating multiple sectors is central to arriving at these three results.

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  • Vladislav Damjanovic & Charles Nolan, 2007. "S,s Pricing in a General Equilibrium Model with Heterogeneous Sectors," CDMA Working Paper Series 200709, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
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    Keywords

    Price rigidity; Ss pricing; macroeconomic dynamics.;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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