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Dynamic Price Adjustment Under Imperfect Competition

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  • Eberwein, C.
  • To, T.
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We study dynamic price adjustment under imperfect competition when consumers have non-time-separable preferences. In our model an intertemporal link arises in the consumers' maximization problems because current price and firms must take this into account when making their decisions. The main result is that equilibrium prices follow a dynamic stochastic process in which the current price depends on past prices and on random disturbances.

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 505.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1998
Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:505
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