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Why do pre-tax car prices differ so much across european countries?

Harry Flam

Why do pre-tax car prices differ so much across european countries?

by Harry Flam

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Published by University of Stockholm, Institute for International Economic Studies in Stockholm .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Harry Flam and Håkan Nordström.
SeriesInternational economic studies seminar paper series / University of Stockholm, Institute for International Economic Studies -- no.591, International economic studies seminar paper (University of Stockholm, Institute for International Economic Studies) -- no.591.
ContributionsNordström, Håkan.
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Open LibraryOL21203213M

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Why do pre-tax car prices differ so much across european countries? by Harry Flam Download PDF EPUB FB2

Downloadable (with restrictions). The European car market is segmented by regulatory measures that support price discrimination by manufacturers and make consumer arbitrage difficult and costly.

In a sample covering 43 models making up 80% of car sales in 11 countries inwe find that the average standard deviation of pre-tax prices across markets is 14%.

Why Do Pre-Tax Prices Differ so Much Across European Countries. Author & abstract No abstract is available for this item. Suggested Citation. Flam, H. & Nordstrom, H., "Why Do Pre-Tax Prices Differ so Much Across European Countries Arbitrage Barriers, and the Law of One Price: Evidence from the European Car Market," Review of.

This article presents the most recent analysis of price levels for consumer goods and services in the European Union (EU), focusing on price level indices (PLIs), which provide a comparison of countries' price levels relative to the EU average and are calculated using purchasing power parities.

The results are based on price surveys covering more than 2 consumer goods and services which. Flam, H. & Nordstrom, H., "Why Do Pre-Tax Prices Differ so Much Across European Countries?," PapersStockholm - International Economic Studies.

James E. Anderson & Eric van Wincoop, "Gravity with Gravitas: A Solution to the Border Puzzle," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(1), pagesMarch. Flam, H. & Nordstrom, H., "Why Do Pre-Tax Prices Differ so Much Across European Countries?," PapersStockholm - International Economic Studies.

Flam, Harry & Nordström, Håkan, "Why do Pre-tax Car Prices Differ so Much Across European Countries?," CEPR Discussion PapersC.E.P.R. Discussion Papers. "Why do Pre-tax Car Prices Differ so Much Across European Countries?," CEPR Discussion PapersC.E.P.R.

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Staiger,   Even if those particular numbers are off, the point is that higher taxes may further expand the gap with lower pre-tax foreign salaries. So the Swede keeps $35k and gets state-sponsored healthcare. The American keeps $63k and probably has decent health coverage from his employer.

Short version: protectionism. Up until this decade, Australia had a domestic car production industry, despite being far too small a market to economically sustain one. To keep it going, as well as direct subsidies to Ford, GM and Toyota (the three. The European Commission’s latest report on car prices shows that price convergence across the EU as well as in the eurozone has remained largely unchanged during the first half of In the eurozone, pre-tax prices are generally lowest in Finland and most expensive in Germany.

Why fuel prices differ. is attributable to the fact that countries with lower pre-tax prices have higher indirect taxes (both VAT and excise). models to explain fuel price variability. For each model, the pre-tax common currency prices in the different countries were computed and expressed relative to the price in a base country.

These relative prices were then averaged across all models to obtain a measure for the general car price level in the different countries. Over the period BEUC found the pre-tax car price Cited by: test whether European car prices have been converging.

Based on this, a second contribu-tion of this paper is to show that PTM in Europe is pervasive throughout the sample period (–), with little evidence of absolute convergence.

This is true across countries that use Cited by: If so, the pass-through-rate may be underestimated. 37 Our approach differ from the Francois and Wooton () study as we include all OECD countries and all partner countries for which data are.

Much of the content of this article draws from our book Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference, Oxford University PressFrench translation by Flammarion The reader may also found useful to consult A.

Alesina, E. Glaeser and B. Sacerdote (), “Work and Leisure in the US and Europe: Why so different?“, NBER Macroeconomic Annual MIT Press Cambridge Mass. In a sample covering 43 models making up 80% of car sales in 11 countries inwe find that the average standard deviation of pre-tax prices across markets is 14%.

Most likely the prices of cars that the dealers pay to the manufacturers will reach a common EU level. This to prevent people from one country to go to another for a cheaper car. So, in UK I gather prices of new cars will decrease if taxation is kept the same.

In Finland, though, where car pre-tax prices are the lowest in EU, prices will increase. A report by the European Union EU, found that on average UK car prices were 10% higher than in EU. In some cases, the difference in price could be much greater. Some people have taken advantage of this price difference to buy a new car on the continent.

[BBC report]. The Workplace Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for members of the workforce navigating the professional setting. (usually pre-tax). So, if you want to contribute 5% to your k and be on the companies insurance plan that reduces your salary.

these can differ wildly from country to country which makes it difficult to compare. The car industry says that the EU is quoting pre-tax prices, and that the report was not a fair reflection of the prices actually being paid by consumers.

In Denmark, for example, VAT can account for two thirds of the total cost of the car, while VAT usually makes up. Why have prices for services like health care and education risen so much over the past fifty years.

When I looked into this inI couldn’t find a conclusive answer. Economists Alex Tabarrok and Eric Helland have written a new book on the topic, Why Are The Prices So D*mn High. (link goes to free pdf copy, or you can read Tabarrok’s summary on Marginal Revolution).

The paper uses micro-level price data from the European car market to examine why there are deviations from the law of one price. The absolute law of one price is strongly rejected, but there is.I used to be one of those Americans that didn’t see the point in traveling internationally.

I was perfectly content staying in America and never venturing outside of it (I never left the country until my college semi-forced me to). Fortunately, I.Pre-tax car prices are particularly low in EU countries with high registration taxes but no car production, meaning that the tax is equivalent to an import tariff and induces international price.