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Markup heterogeneity, export status ans the establishment of the euro

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  • Sarah Guillou

    () (OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po)

  • Lionel Nesta

    () (OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po)

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We investigate the effects of the establishment of the euro on the markups of French manufacturing firms. Merging firm-level census data with customs data, we estimate time-varying firm-specific markups and distinguish between eurozone exporters from other firms between 1995 and 2007. We find that the establishment of the euro has had a pronounced pro-competitive impact by reducing firm markups by 14 percentage points. By reducing export costs, the euro represented an opportunity for eurozone exporters to increase their margins relative to other firms. Quantile regressions show that the euro has led to a reduction in the variance of markups.

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  • Sarah Guillou & Lionel Nesta, 2015. "Markup heterogeneity, export status ans the establishment of the euro," Working Papers hal-01101153, HAL.
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    Keywords

    Markups; Heterogeneity; Euro; Competition; Export destinations;

    JEL classification:

    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • F61 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Microeconomic Impacts
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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