Moreno, L and Rodríguez, D (2010): Markups, bargaining power and offshoring: an empirical assessment.
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This paper tests the pro-competitive effect of imports on product and labour markets for Spanish manufacturing firms in the period 1990-2005. In doing so, it takes into account the type of imported products: final vs intermediate. Markups are estimated following the procedure suggested by Roeger (1995) and including an efficient bargaining model. The observed heterogeneity among firms is parameterized to consider additional product standardization and market concentration. The results support the Imports as Market Discipline hypothesis for importers of final goods, while firms that offshore intermediate inputs show similar markups to non-importers. Additionally, the union bargaining power is smaller the more final-goods oriented imports are and the more homogeneous is the type of goods elaborated by firms.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Markups, bargaining power and offshoring: an empirical assessment|
|Keywords:||Markups, offshoring, bargaining power|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F16 - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L60 - General
|Depositing User:||L Moreno|
|Date Deposited:||01. Jul 2010 00:38|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 08:40|
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