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Price shocks and the components of urban inflation

Abstract:

In a previous study of US city inflation, I emphasized the temporal regularities of urban price inflation. But, despite these identified regularities, it is apparent that the process of inflation is rarely so regular and so systematic. Unanticipated shocks in three components, energy food, and housing, dominate the post-1950 record of US inflation. Analysis of specific events and the patterns of local inflation in these three components reveals that food shocks and, to a lesser extent, energy...

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10.1068/a161633

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Journal:
Environment and Planning A
Volume:
16
Publication date:
1984-01-01
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uuid:e3edf6ff-2aa5-46fd-95c6-524d876b789c
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13714
Language:
English

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