Markups, bargaining power and offshoring: An empirical assessment
Lourdes Moreno and
Diego Rodriguez ()
No 10-05, Working Papers from Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales
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.
Keywords: Markups; Offshoring; Bargaining power. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F12 L13 L60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
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