Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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Uppsala University, Department of Economics

No 2009:19: Non-uniform staggered prices and output persistence

Johan Söderberg ()
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Johan Söderberg: Department of Economics, Postal: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden

Abstract: Staggered prices are a fundamental building block of New Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models. In the standard model, prices are uniformly staggered but recent empirical evidence suggest that deviations from uniform staggering are common, This paper analyzes how synchronization of price changes affects the response to monetary policy shocks. I find that even large deviations from uniform staggering have small effects on the response in output. Aggregate dynamics in a model of uniform staggering may serve well as an approximation to a more complicated model with some degree of synchronization in price setting.

Keywords: Price setting; Staggering; Synchronization; Persistence

JEL-codes: E31; E32

38 pages, January 21, 2010

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