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Why Are Prices Sticky?: Evidence from an Ad Hoc Survey in Belgium

Luc Aucremanne and Martine Druant

in Pricing Decisions in the Euro Area: How Firms Set Prices and Why

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309287
eISBN:
9780199783939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309287.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter reports the results of a survey on price setting behavior conducted in 2004 among 2,000 Belgian firms. The results clearly deviate from a situation of perfect competition and show that ... More


A Survey of Price Setting Practices of Luxembourg Firms

Patrick Lünnemann and Thomas Mathä

in Pricing Decisions in the Euro Area: How Firms Set Prices and Why

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309287
eISBN:
9780199783939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309287.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter analyses the pricing behavior of Luxembourg firms. It provides evidence on the use of time- and state-dependent, as well as on forward-looking, backward-looking, and rules of thumb ... More


A Comparison Based on International Survey Evidence

Patrick Lünnemann and Thomas Mathä

in Pricing Decisions in the Euro Area: How Firms Set Prices and Why

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309287
eISBN:
9780199783939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309287.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter compares internationally the available survey evidence of firms' price setting behavior. It reports a number of remarkable similarities across countries. Firms typically operate in ... More


The Pricing and Employment Behaviour of Firms

Richard Layard, Stephen Nickell, and Richard Jackman

in Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279166
eISBN:
9780191700033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279166.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The main features of pricing behaviour are the long-term impacts of the demand on prices, the level to which prices are sticky in response to nominal shocks, and the degree to which prices respond ... More


Assessing Vulnerability of Selected Sectors under Environmental Tax Reform: The Issue of Pricing Power 1

John Fitz Gerald, Mary J. Keeney, and Susan Scott

in Carbon-Energy Taxation: Lessons from Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570683
eISBN:
9780191723186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570683.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

Environmental tax reform could bear heavily on manufacturing sectors that are energy‐intensive and highly traded, in particular if their options for adapting technology are limited. However, to the ... More


Financial Knowledge and the Science of the Market

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the emergence and consequences of a vernacular “science of financial investments.” While many eighteenth-century writers saw financial knowledge as devilish and destructive ... More


Close Up: Price Data, Machines, and Organizational Boundaries

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In the eighteenth century and during the first half of the nineteenth century, the trustworthiness of price data was inextricably tied to personal trust and authority. In their turn, these relied on ... More


Debates on Perfect and Imperfect Competition

Anwar Shaikh

in Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199390632
eISBN:
9780199390663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390632.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The chapter begins by considering various alternative views of competition: Smith, Ricardo, and Marx, who emphasize the antagonistic nature of capitalism and the turbulent character of competitive ... More


Understanding Inflation and the Implications for Monetary Policy: A Phillips Curve Retrospective

Jeff Fuhrer, Yolanda K. Kodrzycki, Jane Sneddon Little, and Giovanni P. Olivei (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013635
eISBN:
9780262258784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013635.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In 1958, economist A. W. Phillips published an article describing what he observed to be the inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment; subsequently, the “Phillips curve” became a ... More


Pricing at the On-Ramp to the Internet: Price Indexes for ISPs during the 1990s

Greg Stranger and Shane Greenstein

in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044491
eISBN:
9780226044507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044507.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter investigates the pricing behavior of Internet service providers (ISP) from 1993 to 1999 with the goal of generating price indexes. The results show that ISP pricing has been falling ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Value

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers another important need for successful investing: an accurate estimate of a security's intrinsic value. All approaches to investing in company securities can be divided into two ... More


Financialization of Commodity Markets

Kyle J. Putnam

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In the early 2000s, financial investors began pouring billions of dollars into the commodity futures markets seeking the unique investment benefits of this distinct asset class. This ... More


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