Olivier Coibion


Staff working papers

The Cyclicality of Sales, Regular and Effective Prices: Business Cycle and Policy Implications

Staff Working Paper 2013-1 Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Gee Hee Hong
We study the cyclical properties of sales, regular price changes and average prices paid by consumers (“effective” prices) using data on prices and quantities sold for numerous retailers across many U.S. metropolitan areas.

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