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Measuring the Importance of the Uniform Nonsynchronization Hypothesis
D40 - General
E31 - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
In this paper we critically reappraise some measures of the importance of time-dependent price setting rules and propose an alternative way to gauge the significance of this type of price setting behaviour. The merits of the proposed measure are highlighted in an application using micro-data. Our results suggest that a large proportion of price trajectories may be compatible with simple time-dependent price setting mechanisms but the strength of this evidence very much depends on the way that is used to evaluate the importance of this type of behaviour.
A Note on Measuring the Importance of the Uniform Nonsynchronization Hypothesis