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Export Pricing Behavior of Manufacturing: A U.S.: Japan Comparison

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  • Kenichi Ohno

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The pricing behavior of U.S. and Japanese manufacturers is compared by using domestic and export price data and a framework of markup over cost. Major export industries in Japan have higher productivity growth and lower pass-through coefficients than American exporters, who tend to price to domestic cost. Japanese firms seem to price-discriminate between domestic and export markets. Although pass-through of major Japanese exports declined in the 1980s, evidence on the statistical significance of the change is mixed.

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  • Kenichi Ohno, 1989. "Export Pricing Behavior of Manufacturing: A U.S.: Japan Comparison," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 36(3), pages 550-579, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:36:y:1989:i:3:p:550-579
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