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François Fontaine

Paris School of Economics

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September 2019Price Discrimination within and across EMU Markets: Evidence from French Exporters
with Julien Martin, Isabelle Mejean: w26246
We study the cross-sectional dispersion of prices paid by EMU importers for French products. We document a significant level of price dispersion both within product categories across exporters, and within exporters across buyers. This latter source of price discrepancies, sellers' price discrimination across buyers, is indicative of deviations from the law-of-one price. Price discrimination (i) is substantial within the EU, within the euro area, and within EMU countries; (ii) has not decreased over the last two decades; (iii) is more prevalent among the largest firms and for more differentiated products; (iv) is lower among retailers and wholesalers; (v) is also observed within almost perfectly homogenous product categories, which suggests that a non-negligible share of price discriminatio...
June 2019Price Discrimination within and across EMU Markets: Evidence from French Exporters
with Julien Martin, Isabelle Mejean
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2019, Kristin Forbes and Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, organizers
 
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