Title: Entry and markup dynamics in an estimated business cycle model
Authors: Lewis, Vivien ×
Stevens, Arnoud #
Issue Date: 2015
Series Title: European Economic Review vol:74 pages:14-35
Abstract: How do changes in market structure affect the US business cycle? We estimate a monetary DSGE model with endogenous firm/product entry and a translog expenditure function by Bayesian methods. The dynamics of net business formation allow us to identify the extent to which desired price markups and inflation decrease when entry rises. We find that a 1% increase in the number of competitors lowers desired markups by 0.17%. While markup fluctuations due to sticky prices or exogenous shocks account for a large proportion of US inflation variability, endogenous changes in desired markups also play a non-negligible role.
ISSN: 0014-2921
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of International Economics, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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