Demand or Supply? Price Adjustment during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Peter Zorn () and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Manuel Menkhoff
No 8394, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo
We study price-setting behavior in German firm-level survey data to infer the relative importance of supply and demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. Supply and demand forces coexist, but demand shortages dominate in the short run. A reported negative impact of Covid-19 on current business is associated with a rise in the probability to decrease prices up to eleven percentage points. These results imply a role for aggregate demand stabilization policy to buffer the economic consequences of Covid-19 while containing the pandemic.
Keywords: producer price setting; supply; demand; Covid-19; fiscal policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E31 E32 H50 E60 D22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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