French luxury and international competition: a research by the Paris School of Economics
The effects of globalisation on businesses, employment and the balance of trade are regularly at the centre of economic, social and political debate. For developed countries, especially European ones, the emerging economies – and more precisely, their industries, trade policies and even their consumers – provoke as much fear as expectation in relation to these matters.
What does the first scientific study of the luxury sector teach us? How do we explain the success of luxury firms? What are the key issues ?
By Lionel Fontagné (PSE)
Documents to download:
- Access the full study (in French)
- Download the press release: in English - in French
- Read the G-MonD Note n°9 (in English)
- Download the two related academic articles (working papers G-MonD): “European High-End Products in International Competition” (L. Fontagné, S. Hatte), “High-End Variety Exporters Defying Distance : Micro Facts and Macroeconomic Implications” (J. Martin, F. Mayneris)