Price-Setting Policy Determinants: Micro-Evidence from Brazil
Código: WPE – 127
The paper studies the determinants of the frequency of price changes from survey data on Brazilian companies. Strong evidence of price-nominal rigidities is found in the data with average and median price durations very close to results reported for the euro area and the United States. We find that empirical determinants of price-change duration are mostly competition, size, product specialisation and sector dummies.