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Sticky Prices in The Euro Area: a Summary of New Micro Evidence

Fernando Martins (), Luis Alvarez, Emmanuel Dhyne (), Marco Hoeberichts (), C. Kwapil, Hervé Le Bihan (), Patrick Lünnemann, Roberto Sabbatini (), Harald Stahl (), Philip Vermeulen () and Jouko Vilmunen ()

Working Papers from Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department

Abstract: This paper presents original evidence on price setting in the euro area at the individual level. We use micro data on consumer (CPI) and producer (PPI) prices, as well as survey information. Our main findings are: (i) prices in the euro area are sticky and more so than in the US; (ii) there is evidence of heterogeneity and of asymmetries in price setting behaviour; (iii) downward price rigidity is only slightly more marked than upward price rigidity and (iv) implicit or explicit contracts and coordination failure theories are important, whereas menu or information costs are judged much less relevant by firms.

JEL-codes: C25 D40 E31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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