The Euro Changeover and Price Adjustments in Italy

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Guglielmo Maria Caporale

Brunel University London - Department of Economics and Finance; London South Bank University; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Alessandro Girardi

National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Marco Ventura

Istituto di Studi e Analisi Economica (ISAE)

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Date Written: March 1, 2011

Abstract

By estimating a staggered price model over the period 1980q1-2010q2, this paper documents that, after the Euro changeover, Italian retailers have increased the number of price adjustments, which has translated into a higher inflation rate, with a detrimental effect on the competitiveness of the Italian economy.

Keywords: Euro changeover, staggered price adjustments, inflation

JEL Classification: C22, E31

Suggested Citation

Caporale, Guglielmo Maria and Girardi, Alessandro and Ventura, Marco, The Euro Changeover and Price Adjustments in Italy (March 1, 2011). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1114, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1793183 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1793183

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