Journal of Business Cycle Research

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 89–104 | Cite as

The Effects of Uncertainty Shocks on Daily Prices

  • Dario Bonciani
  • Andrea Tafuro
Research Paper


In this paper, we investigate the effects of uncertainty shocks on the US daily online price index by Cavallo and Rigobon (J Econ Perspect 30(2):151–78, 2016) within a VAR framework. We find evidence that shocks increasing uncertainty dampen prices significantly. This result is robust to various changes to the baseline model and rejects the Upward Pricing Bias that is often found in the Sticky-Price DSGE literature.


Uncertainty shocks Daily online price index SVAR 

JEL Classification

E31 E32 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.RomeItaly

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