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Economic Definition of sticky prices. Defined.

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Term sticky prices Definition: The proposition that some prices adjust slowly in response to market shortages or surpluses. This condition is most important for macroeconomic activity in the short run and short-run aggregate market analysis. In particular, sticky (also termed rigid or inflexible) prices are a key reason underlying the positive slope of the short-run aggregate supply curve. Prices tend to be the most sticky in resource markets, especially labor markets, and the least sticky in financial markets, with product markets falling somewhere in between.


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