Differences in Relative Prices in the EU
AbstractPrice levels differ considerably between the member states of the EU. This paper examines what causes these price differences. Disaggregated price level indexes for 13 capital cities in the EU are used in order to investigate differences in relative prices during the 1990s. It is found that such variables as physical distance, tax levels, participation in the EMU and income levels explain differences in price levels.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2004:16.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 21 May 2004
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Relative prices; Purchasing Power Parity; Law of One Price;
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- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
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