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The Cyclical Behavior of the Price-Cost Markup

Christopher J. Nekarda, Valerie A. Ramey

NBER Working Paper No. 19099
Issued in June 2013

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The views in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or its staff. We are grateful to Susanto Basu, Mark Bils, Larry Christiano, Olivier Coibion, Steve Davis, Davide Debortoli, Martin Eichenbaum, Robert Hall, Garey Ramey, Sergio Rebelo, Harald Uhlig, Raf Wouters, and participants at numerous seminars for helpful comments. Ben Backes and Myungkyu Shim provided excellent research assistance. Valerie Ramey gratefully acknowledges financial support from National Science Foundation grant SES-0617219 through the National Bureau of Economic Research. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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