EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Price Changes - Stickiness and Internal Coordination in Multiproduct Firms

Wilko Letterie () and Øivind Nilsen ()

No 21/2016, Discussion Paper Series in Economics from Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics

Abstract: We assess empirically the micro-foundations of producers’ sticky pricing behaviour. We account for various functional forms of menu costs. The focus is on the analysis of multiproduct plants, and the menu costs therefore also allow for economies of scope. The structural model developed is tested using monthly product- and plant-specific producer prices for Norwegian plants. We find evidence of linear and fixed menu costs that account for inaction of price adjustment. Convex menu costs are statistically significant but of moderate importance. Finally, our estimates suggest economies of scope in adjusting prices resulting in (incomplete) synchronization of price changes.

Keywords: Price Setting; Micro Data; Multiproduct Firms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E30 E31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
Date: 2016-12-23
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com and nep-mac
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/112 ... quence=1&isAllowed=y (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Price Changes - Stickiness and Internal Coordination in Multiproduct Firms (2016) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hhs:nhheco:2016_021

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Discussion Paper Series in Economics from Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics NHH, Department of Economics, Helleveien 30, N-5045 Bergen, Norway. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Karen Reed-Larsen ().

 
Page updated 2020-05-27
Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhheco:2016_021