TEL  Vol.4 No.8 , October 2014
A Note on Price Asymmetry Using a Monetary Model
ABSTRACT
In this paper we present a macroeconomic foundation of downward money price inflexibility based on classical Monetary Economics. We show that under the principle of risk aversion and the neutral money axiom, our model derives an endogenous asymmetric price response as prices adjust more rapidly when they go upward than downward. This asymmetry does not disappear; on the contrary, it is increasing in time.

Cite this paper
Schiaffino, P. and Pinasco, J. (2014) A Note on Price Asymmetry Using a Monetary Model. Theoretical Economics Letters, 4, 697-701. doi: 10.4236/tel.2014.48088.
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