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Exchange Rates and Strategic Pricing: The Case of Swedish Machinery Exports

  • Athukorala, Premachandra
  • Menon, Jayant

This paper examines the impact of exchange-rate changes on export pricing behavior through the estimation of export price equations for Swedish exports of machinery and transport equipment and four subcategories therein. The results support the pricing to market hypothesis that exporters adjust their profit margins in response to exchange-rate changes or remain competitive in the world market. Thus, the main conclusion of this study is that no matter how small a country is in terms of its market share, if specialized in a range of products, there is no presumption that it is a price-taker in the world market. Copyright 1995 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Oxford in its journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 57 (1995)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 533-46

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