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Food and energy price shocks: what other prices are affected?

Todd Clark and Saeed Zaman

Economic Commentary, 2011, issue Aug

Abstract: Sharp rises in energy and other commodity prices have recently ignited concerns about inflation. Will these price increases spill over to other prices more generally? We study the typical responses of different price shocks and assess whether the recent behavior of producer and consumer prices is consistent with historical norms. Our analysis shows that the behavior of various producer and consumer prices since late 2009 has generally matched up with historical patterns. Overall, our findings suggest that effects of the recent energy and commodity price shocks on core consumer prices will be modest going forward.

Keywords: Food prices; Petroleum products - Prices; Economic conditions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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