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Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: General (includes Measurement and Data)

Aggregate and sectoral public-private remuneration patterns in South Africa

Andreas Wörgötter and Sihle Nomdebevana
This paper investigates the aggregate and sectoral public-private remuneration pattern in South Africa from 2001:q1 to 2017:q1. Co-integration analysis confirm a stable, long-run relationship. The adjustment to the deviations from this long-run relationship is strong and significant for public-...
Jul 2019
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What Price-Level Data Tells Us About Consumer Price Rigidity in Zimbabwe: Evidence From New Data

Mike Nyawo and Neil Rankin
This paper documents the price setting behaviour, and the change in this behaviour, amongst retail firms after the introduction of the new currency system in Zimbabwe. We use sample data which covers 291 products to investigate whether prices became more flexible (rigid) and to track the adjustment...
May 2016
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Price-setting Behavior and Competition in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Retail Outlets in Lesotho

Mamello Nchake, Lawrence Edwards and Asha Sundaram
We study the relationship between price-setting behavior and the degree of competition in a setting where markets and information flows are relatively imperfect. Using a unique dataset that combines survey data on retail outlets in Lesotho, and detailed historical information on their product...
Dec 2015
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