Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229041
Authors: 
Meier, Matthias
Reinelt, Timo
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper No. 2427
Abstract: 
We document three new empirical facts: (i) monetary policy shocks increase the markup dispersion across firms, (ii) they increase the relative markup of firms with stickier prices, and (iii) firms with stickier prices have higher markups. This is consis- tent with a New Keynesian model in which price rigidity is heterogeneous across firms. In the model, firms with more rigid prices optimally set higher markups and their markups increase by more after monetary policy shocks. The consequent increase in markup dispersion explains a negative aggregate TFP response. In a calibrated model, monetary policy shocks generate substantial fluctuations in aggregate productivity.
Subjects: 
Monetary policy
markup dispersion
heterogeneous price rigidity
aggregate productivity
JEL: 
E30
E50
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-899-4070-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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