The disciplinary effect of the single market on Swedish firms

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In the 1980s it became increasingly clear that the European Community market was still segmented by national borders because of non-tariff barriers to trade. A major objective of the Single Market Program in 1992 was to remove these barriers, thereby enforcing intra-union competition. In this paper, a panel of Swedish firm-level data is used to evaluate whether domestic market power has been curtailed as a consequence of the SMP and of the Swedish membership in the European Union in 1995. Evidence of increased competition emerges, as price-cost margins have declined in industries with high non-tariff barriers prior to 1992.
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)381-398
TidskriftOpen Economies Review
Volym16
Nummer4
DOI
StatusPublished - 2005

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Nationalekonomi

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