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Search, sticky prices and deflation

Diamond, Peter and Felli, Leonardo (1993) Search, sticky prices and deflation. Mimeo.

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This paper examines equilibrium in a deflationary environment, in a market with free entry where consumers search and firms set prices on individual units of the commodity. Prices attached to newly produced goods are continuously adjusted. Prices attached to previously produced goods can only be changed at a cost. Deflation cuts into the market power created by the need to search for the good. Thus consumers' welfare is inverse u-shaped in deflation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 1993 The authors
Divisions: Financial Markets Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2009 11:03
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 23:34

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