Import competition and market power: Canadian evidence

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Abstract

This study estimates price-marginal cost mark-ups for Canadian manufacturing industries during the 1970s in order to assess the impact of import competition on domestic market power. The results are mixed. Based on the analysis, there is no consistent evidence that imports reduced the mark-ups of Canadian firms during that period. © 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Canada
  • Imports
  • Price cost margins

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  • Aileen J. Thompson

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