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The disciplinary effect of the single market on Swedish firms

Gullstrand, Joakim LU and Johansson, Helena LU (2005) In Open Economies Review 16(4). p.381-398
Abstract
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.
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Sweden, European Union, integration, panel data, market power
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Open Economies Review
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16
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4
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381 - 398
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Springer
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1573-708X
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10.1007/s11079-005-4743-3
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English
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  author       = {Gullstrand, Joakim and Johansson, Helena},
  issn         = {1573-708X},
  keyword      = {Sweden,European Union,integration,panel data,market power},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {381--398},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Open Economies Review},
  title        = {The disciplinary effect of the single market on Swedish firms},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11079-005-4743-3},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2005},
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