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The variation of export prices across and within firms

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  • Juan de Lucio

    () (UNIVERSIDAD NEBRIJA)

  • Raúl Mínguez

    () (UNIVERSIDAD NEBRIJA)

  • Asier Minondo

    () (DEUSTO BUSINESS SCHOOL)

  • Francisco Requena

    () (UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA)

Abstract

This paper uses transaction-level trade data to analyse the differences in export prices across and within Spanish manufacturing firms in the year 2014. The transactional nature of the database uncovers sizable differences in the price that an exporter charges for the same product and destination. These differences are related to the number of goods covered within each product category, volume discounts and vertically differentiated varieties. Export prices are positively correlated with firms’ productivity, destination markets’ GDP per capita and distance to Spain. These latter results suggest that Spanish exporters compete in quality.

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  • Juan de Lucio & Raúl Mínguez & Asier Minondo & Francisco Requena, 2016. "The variation of export prices across and within firms," Working Papers 1634, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
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    1. Bastos, Paulo & Silva, Joana, 2010. "The quality of a firm's exports: Where you export to matters," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 82(2), pages 99-111, November.
    2. Juan de Lucio & Raúl Mínguez & Asier Minondo & Francisco Requena, 2018. "The variation of export prices across and within firms," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 154(2), pages 327-346, May.
    3. Sofia Anyfantaki & Sarantis Kalyvitis & Margarita Katsimi & Eirini Thomaidou, 2018. "Export pricing at the firm level with panel data," Working Papers 241, Bank of Greece.
    4. Juan de Lucio & Raúl Mínguez & Asier Minondo & Francisco Requena, 2018. "Benefits of forced experimentation on exports," Working Papers 1812, Department of Applied Economics II, Universidad de Valencia.

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    Keywords

    export prices; firm-level transaction data; heterogeneous firms; quality; Spain;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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