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TVA et taux de marge : une analyse empirique sur données d'entreprises exportatrices françaises


  • Philippe Andrade

    (Banque de France - Banque de France)

  • Martine Carré

    (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Agnès Bénassy-Quéré

    (CEPII - Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales - Centre d'analyse stratégique)


We study how French exporters react to a VAT shock in a destination country. As VAT shocks are by nature almost permanent, exogenous, and without impact on marginal costs, the subsequent price reaction makes it possible to identify a pure demand-led mark-up adjustment. The results of an analysis of French customs data for 1995-2005 indicate a 67 % average mark-up adjustment for consumer goods. The adjustment is greaterfor companies, sectors, and destinations with a relatively higher market share. We then use our estimates and the Atkeson-Burstein (2008) theoretical framework to derive the distribution of mark-up adjustments of the various sector-destination pairs.

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  • Philippe Andrade & Martine Carré & Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, 2012. "TVA et taux de marge : une analyse empirique sur données d'entreprises exportatrices françaises," Post-Print hal-01515876, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01515876
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