The Variation of Export Prices Across and within Firms

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Juan José de Lucio Fernández

Independent; University of Antonio de Nebrija - Faculty of Law, Economics and Business

Raúl Mínguez

Cámara de España

Asier Minondo

University of Deusto - Deusto Business School

Francisco Requena

University of Valencia - Department of Applied Economics II

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This paper uses transaction-level trade data to analyse the differences in export prices across and within Spanish manufacturing firms in the year 2014. The transactional nature of the database uncovers sizable differences in the price that an exporter charges for the same product and destination. These differences are related to the number of goods covered within each product category, volume discounts and vertically differentiated varieties. Export prices are positively correlated with firms’ productivity, destination markets’ GDP per capita and distance to Spain. These latter results suggest that Spanish exporters compete in quality.

Keywords: export prices, firm-level transaction data, heterogeneous firms, quality, Spain

JEL Classification: F1, F10, F23

Suggested Citation

de Lucio Fernández, Juan José and Mínguez, Raúl and Minondo, Asier and Requena Silvente, Francisco, The Variation of Export Prices Across and within Firms (2016). Banco de Espana Working Paper No. 1634. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2900796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2900796

Juan José De Lucio Fernández (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

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University of Antonio de Nebrija - Faculty of Law, Economics and Business ( email )

Campus de la Berzosa
Hoyo de Manzanares
Madrid, 28420
Spain

Raúl Mínguez

Cámara de España ( email )

Calle de la Ribera del Loira, 12
Madrid, 28042
Spain

Asier Minondo

University of Deusto - Deusto Business School ( email )

Camino de Mundaiz, 50
San Sebastian, 20012
Spain

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Francisco Requena Silvente

University of Valencia - Department of Applied Economics II ( email )

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Avda. dels Tarongers, S/N
46022 Valencia
Spain
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+34 96 3828 354 (Fax)

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