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Estimation of service sector mark-ups determined by structural reform indicators

Author(s): Anna Thum-Thysen, Erik Canton

Estimation of service sector mark-ups determined by structural reform indicatorspdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

This paper analyses the impact of regulation on product sector mark-ups across the EU and confirms that less strict regulation tends to foster competition and reduce mark-up rates. The results also show that mark-ups in most EU countries and sectors have been declining over the last 15 years as a result of competition-friendly reforms. The paper also casts light on which areas of regulation are most important for mark-ups in individual sectors.

(European Economy. Economic Papers 547. April 2015. Brussels. PDF. 52pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. Free.)

KC-AI-15-547-EN-N (online)KC-AI-15-547-EN-C (print)
ISBN 978-92-79-44816-4 (online)ISBN 978-92-79-44817-1 (print)
doi: 10.2765/575573 (online)doi: 10.2765/918241 (print)

JEL classification: D40, E31, L51

Economic Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The Papers are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by staff and to seek comments and suggestions for further analysis. The views expressed are the author’s alone and do not necessarily correspond to those of the European Commission.

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