Firms’ pricing power was driver of generalised inflation, paper finds

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New research explores how localised supply shocks translated into generalised inflation, via household expectations and the pricing power of firms.

In the working paper, Viral Acharya, Matteo Crosignani, Tim Eisert and Christian Eufinger study recent inflation developments in the eurozone.

The authors track how inflation started out local, in sectors that were hardest hit by supply bottlenecks stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. They say this led to households updating their inflation

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