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The variation of export prices across and within firms

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  • Juan de Lucio

    (Pontificia University of Comillas-ICADE. Alberto Aguilera 23, 28015 Madrid (Spain))

  • Raúl Mínguez

    (Chamber of Commerce of Spain. Ribera del Loira 12, 28042 Madrid (Spain).)

  • Asier Minondo

    (Corresponding author. Deusto Business School, University of Deusto, Camino de Mundaiz 50, 20012 Donostia - San Sebastian (Spain). Research afiliate of Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales.)

  • Francisco Requena

    (Department of Economic Structure, University of Valencia, Avda. dels Tarongers s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain).)

This paper uses transaction-level trade data to analyze the differences in export prices across and within Spanish manufacturing rms in the year 2014. The transactionalnature of the database uncovers sizable differences in the price that an exporter charges for the same product and destination. To explain this new margin in the variation of export prices, we extend the Baldwin and Harrigan (2011) model, allowing more productive firms to manufacture a wider quality-range of varieties. For a representative sample of multi-transaction and multi-destination exporting firms, regression analyses con rm that more productive rms set higher average export prices and o er a wider quality-range of varieties within a destination.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics II, Universidad de Valencia in its series Working Papers with number 1603.

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