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Macroeconomic Price and Quantity Responses with Heterogeneous Product Markets


  • Huw Dixon


How do heterogeneous types of product market competition affect the macroeconomic properties of the economy? The author considers an economy with three different types of product market: oligopolistic, competitive, and fix-price. He examines the effect of an increase in the money supply and how it is split between changes in price and quantity. The theme of the paper is that there is a whole range of possible macroeconomic behavior from a Keynesian pure-output response to a classical pure-price response. What matters is (1) the relative sizes of sectors and (2) the nature of preferences and technology. Copyright 1994 by Royal Economic Society.
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  • Huw Dixon, "undated". "Macroeconomic Price and Quantity Responses with Heterogeneous Product Markets," Discussion Papers 93/4, Department of Economics, University of York.
  • Handle: RePEc:yor:yorken:93/4

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    1. Patriarca, F. & Sardoni, C., 2017. "Distribution and growth. A dynamic approach," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 1-9.
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