Cross-border price convergence: the case of the MERCOSUR

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dc.contributor.author Samaniego Ruiz Diaz, Adriana
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-28T14:17:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-28T14:17:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-28T14:17:07Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1626
dc.description.abstract This paper empirically examines whether there is a tendency for trade-induced price convergence - in other words if price differences among city pairs separated by a border decline with increased levels of trade. The paper examines the prices of goods in cities across Brazil and Paraguay after the implementation of MERCOSUR. Evidence of a border effect - the failure of the law of one price - between Brazil and Paraguay is found. However, the data show that since the beginning of MERCOSUR, price dispersion between Brazil and Paraguay is less for those goods that are traded more between these partners. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Price convergence en
dc.subject The law of one price en
dc.title Cross-border price convergence: the case of the MERCOSUR en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Economics en
dc.description.advisor Yang M. Chang en
dc.subject.umi Economics, General (0501) en
dc.date.published 2009 en
dc.date.graduationmonth August en

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