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Price stickiness and markup variations in market games

Guo Chen, C. Gizem Korpeoglu and Stephen Spear ()

Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2017, vol. 72, issue C, 95-103

Abstract: In this paper, we show that the Shapley–Shubik market game model with production naturally generates an equilibration mechanism that can accommodate price stickiness arising from strategic interactions of firms. Unlike New Keynesian models that show similar price stickiness results, the market game model does not require enforcing menu costs or other additional restraints on price adjustment mechanisms in order to generate price stickiness. As such, we suggest that the market game model can provide a good micro-foundation for macroeconomic analysis. We then explicitly show the relationship between a typical firm’s markup of price over marginal cost and its market share.

Keywords: General equilibrium; Market game; Price rigidity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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