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Competition and Relative Prices when the Exchange Rate Changes: Evidence from Exporting Companies

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In this paper we show the relevance of the degree of competition for inferences about changes in export-production relative prices when the nominal exchange rate changes. We devise a model for tradable goods that combines the market competition and the pricing-to-market literature and we empirically document the contrast between perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets for the export-production relative price responses to exchange rate changes. When the macroeconomic view is taken, a change in the degree of competition in exports (a change in the average mark-up on exported products) alternates the reaction in relative prices and quantity exported and thus requires careful policy-related consideration.

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  • Jiøí Podpiera & Marie Raková, 2008. "Competition and Relative Prices when the Exchange Rate Changes: Evidence from Exporting Companies," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 58(01-02), pages 38-56, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:fau:fauart:v:58:y:2008:i:1-2:p:38-56
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    1. Bruha, Jan & Podpiera, Jirí & Polák, Stanislav, 2010. "The convergence dynamics of a transition economy: The case of the Czech Republic," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 116-124, January.
    2. Bruha, Jan & Podpiera, Jirí, 2011. "The dynamics of economic convergence: The role of alternative investment decisions," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 35(7), pages 1032-1044, July.

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    Keywords

    degree of competition; exchange rate; pricing-to-market;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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