The (Q,S,s) Pricing Rule

We introduce menu costs in the search-theoretic model of imperfect competition of Burdett and Judd (1983). When menu costs are not too large, the equilibrium is such that sellers follow a (Q,S,s) pricing rule. According to the rule, a seller lets inflation erode the real value of its nominal price until it reaches some point $s$. Then, the seller pays the menu cost and resets the real value of its nominal price to a point randomly drawn from a distribution with support [S,Q], where sPDF

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