Macroeconomic Effects of Price Controls: the Role of Market Structure
32 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2004 Last revised: 28 Aug 2010
Date Written: November 1987
Price controls were part of Israel's stabilization program of July 1985. Some results of the program seem to be inconsistent with competitive macroeconomic models. It is suggested that these results are consistent with an economy that has an oligopolistic market structure. The paper explores the effects of market structure on macroeconomic performance in the presence and absence of price control.
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