The speed and stability of price adjustment in Australian manufacturing
|dc.identifier.citation||Bloch, Harry and Olive, Michael (2006) The speed and stability of price adjustment in Australian manufacturing, School of Economics and Finance Working Paper Series: no. 06:09, Curtin University of Technology, School of Economics and Finance.|
A model of industry speed of price adjustment is derived from firm pricing behaviours. The model is applied to quarterly two-digit Australian manufacturing data for the period 1985:3 to 2002:3. The results suggest that the industry speed of price adjustment is positively related to the average size of large firms within the industry and is negatively related to industry concentration. We also find that import share has a role in attenuating the effects of industry concentration and that growth in a moving average of real GDP reduces the speed of price adjustment. Calculated industry speeds of price adjustment are stable across the period of examination and are also small, suggesting that manufacturing prices are sticky.
|dc.publisher||School of Economics and Finance, Curtin Business School|
|dc.title||The speed and stability of price adjustment in Australian manufacturing|
|dcterms.source.series||School of Economics and Finance Working Paper Series|
|curtin.department||School of Economics and Finance|