Choosing between time and state dependence micro evidence on firms’ price-reviewing strategie

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WAGE DYNAMICS NETWORK

CHOOSING BETWEEN TIME AND STATE DEPENDENCE MICRO EVIDENCE ON FIRMS’ PRICE-REVIEWING STRATEGIES

WO R K I N G PA P E R S E R I E S
N O 13 0 5 / M A R C H 2011
WAGE DYNAMICS NETWORK

CHOOSING BETWEEN TIME AND STATE DEPENDENCE MICRO EVIDENCE ON FIRMS’ PRICE-REVIEWING STRATEGIES1
by Daniel A. Dias2, Carlos Robalo Marques3 and Fernando Martins4

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1 We would like to thank Nuno Alves, Mário Centeno, Ana Cristina Leal and João Sousa for helpful discussions and useful suggestions. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily coincide with those of Banco de Portugal or the Eurosystem. Any errors or omissions are the sole responsibility of the authors. 2 Departmentof Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CEMAPRE; e-mail: ddias@illinois.edu 3 Banco de Portugal (Research Department); e-mail: cmrmarques@bportugal.pt 4 Banco de Portugal (Research Department), ISEG (Technical University of Lisbon) and Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa; e-mail: fmartins@bportugal.pt

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CONTENTS
Abstract Non-technical summary 1 Introduction 2 Theoretical background 3 The Data 3.1 Data sources 3.2 Preliminary data analysis 4 An econometric model for the price-reviewing strategies 5 Conclusions Appendix References 4 5 7 10 15 15 17 21 29 31 34

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