Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Europe Without Borders? The Effect of the Euro on Price Convergence

Contents:

Author Info

  • Hisham Foad

    (San Diego State University, San Diego, California, hfoad@mail.sdsu.edu)

Abstract

Has the introduction of the Euro reduced the economic significance of national borders across the Euro Area? This article extends Engel and Rogers well known work on border effects to cities across Western Europe over the period 1995—2004. Although cross-border prices across the Euro Area are still more volatile than within-country prices, the importance of the border has diminished since the euro was introduced in 1999. The impact of the common currency on the border effect varies by country size, with the largest decreases occurring between larger Euro countries. Although cross-border price volatility has not changed between the United Kingdom and large Euro countries, volatility has actually increased between the small Euro countries and the United Kingdom. These results are consistent with the fact that exchange rates are more likely to adjust to price differentials between small countries than between large countries.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://irx.sagepub.com/content/33/1/86.abstract
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by in its journal International Regional Science Review.

Volume (Year): 33 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 86-111

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:sae:inrsre:v:33:y:2010:i:1:p:86-111

Contact details of provider:

Related research

Keywords: law of one price; border effects; European Monetary Union;

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Méjean, Isabelle & Schwellnus, Cyrille, 2009. "Price convergence in the European Union: Within firms or composition of firms?," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 78(1), pages 1-10, June.
  2. Mohsin, Hasan M & Gilbert, Scott, 2010. "Relative City Price Convergence in Pakistan: Empirical Evidence from Spatial GLS," MPRA Paper 27901, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Hasan Muhammad Mohsin & Scott Gilbert, 2010. "The Relative City Price Convergence in Pakistan: Empirical Evidence from Spatial GLS," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 49(4), pages 439–448.
  4. Jan-Egbert Sturm & Ulrich Fritsche & Michael Graff & Michael Lamla & Sarah Lein & Volker Nitsch & David Liechti & Daniel Triet, 2009. "The euro and prices: changeover-related inflation and price convergence in the euro area," European Economy - Economic Papers 381, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
  5. Leon Podkaminer, 2013. "Persistent gaps between purchasing power parities and exchange rates under the law of one price: a puzzle (partly) explained?," Bank i Kredyt, National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute, vol. 44(4), pages 333-352.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sae:inrsre:v:33:y:2010:i:1:p:86-111. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (SAGE Publications).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.