Economics at your fingertips  

Inflation, Costs of Adjustment and the Real Price Amplitude: Am Empirical Study

Eytan Sheshinski (), Asher Tishler and Yoran Weiss

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The menu-cost model (Sheshinski-Weiss, 1977) demonstrated that in the presence of fixed price adjustment costs, monopoly firms who face an inflationary trend in rival prices will adjust their nominal price level periodically, following an (S,s) policy in real price space. This paper tests the implications of the model on the real price amplitude and the expected frequency of price adjustments, using Israeli data. It is shown that exceptfor the lower end of the real price cycle, the theory is supported by the data.

Keywords: Stochastic Inflation; costs of price adjustment; monopoly price; real price amplitude (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1981
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Development in an Inflationary World (1981): pp. 195-206

Downloads: (external link) original version (application/pdf)

Related works:
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:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joachim Winter ().

Page updated 2021-01-07
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:73156