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Price Differences in the EC Car Market. Some Further Results

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  • Victor GINSBURGH
  • Geneviève VANHAMME

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We show that price differences across EC countries have seriously decreased in 1986-87 compared with 1983-84. It is however difficult to assess whether this evolution is due to exchange rate variations going "in the right direction" or to voluntary decisions made by producers to comply with EC regulations. We also show that exchange rate and production cost variations do not seem to be transmitted to export prices; exporters merely follow prices set by domestic producers.

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Article provided by ENSAE in its journal Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): (1989)
Issue (Month): 15-16 ()
Pages: 137-149

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Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:1989:i:15-16:p:06

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  1. Reis, Hugo J. & Santos Silva, J.M.C., 2006. "Hedonic prices indexes for new passenger cars in Portugal (1997-2001)," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 23(6), pages 890-908, December.
  2. Gil-Pareja, Salvador, 2003. "Pricing to market behaviour in European car markets," European Economic Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 47(6), pages 945-962, December.
  3. Bletschacher, Georg & Klodt, Henning, 1992. "Strategische Handels- und Industriepolitik : theoretische Grundlagen, Branchenanalysen und wettbewerbspolitische Implikationen," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) 456, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  4. GINSBURGH, Victor & WEBER, Shlomo, 1996. "Product Lines and Price Discrimination in the European Car Market," CORE Discussion Papers, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) 1996007, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  5. Guillaume Gaulier & Séverine Haller, 2003. "Les prix automobile dans l’Union européenne : y a-t-il eu convergence depuis 1993 ?," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, Programme National Persée, vol. 157(1), pages 83-96.
  6. Guillaume Gaulier & Séverine Haller, 2000. "The Convergence of Automobile Prices in the European Union: an Empirical Analysis for the Period 1993-1999," Working Papers, CEPII research center 2000-14, CEPII research center.

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