The Pro-Competitive Effect of Imports from China: An Analysis of Firm-Level Price Data

@inproceedings{Bugamelli2010ThePE,
  title={The Pro-Competitive Effect of Imports from China: An Analysis of Firm-Level Price Data},
  author={Matteo Bugamelli and Silvia Fabiani and Enrico Sette},
  year={2010}
}
It is a widespread idea that the entry of China into world markets has been one of the strongest recent shocks to advanced countries’ industrial sectors. This is particularly true for countries like Italy where labor intensive, low-technology productions represent a large share of output. Using Italian manufacturing firm-level data on output prices over the period 1990-2004, we test whether increased import competition from China has affected firm’s pricing strategies causing a reduction in… CONTINUE READING

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