Cross-country relative price volatility : Effects of market structure

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-848
Journal / PublicationReview of International Economics
Volume14
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Using annual data on nine manufacturing sectors of 18 OECD countries, the article studies the implications of market structure for cross-country relative price variability. It is found that, in accordance with predictions from a standard markup pricing model, reductions in market competition, along with increased nominal exchange rate volatility, are associated with greater variability of cross-country relative prices. The market structure also has similar effects on components of cross-country relative price variability. The empirical findings are robust to the inclusion of various control variables and alternative sample specifications. © 2006 The Authors; Journal compilation © 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.