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Macroeconomic Effects of Price Controls: The Role of Market Structure

Elhanan Helpman

NBER Working Paper No. 2434 (Also Reprint No. r1191)
Issued in November 1987
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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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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w2434

Published: Economic Journal, Vol. 98, No. 391, pp. 340-354, (June 1988). citation courtesy of

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