Tariff Liberalization and Increased Administrative Protection: Is There a Quid Pro Quo?

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Tariff Liberalization and Increased Administrative Protection: Is There a Quid Pro Quo?

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dc.contributor.author Feinberg, Robert M.
dc.contributor.author Olson, Kara M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-16T16:04:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-16T16:04:11Z
dc.date.created 2005-02
dc.date.issued 2005-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/4923
dc.description Working Paper No. 2005-01. 20 pages. en
dc.description.abstract Theoretical models and intuition suggest that the amount of non-traditional protection against imports obtained through administrative procedures such as antidumping enforcement will increase as more traditional forms such as tariffs and quotas are lowered under multilateral trade agreements. This paper is the first empirical study of the role of tariff liberalization in the spread of antidumping. Through both correlations and regression approaches we analyze the relationship between tariff concessions made during the Uruguay Round trade negotiations and the filing of antidumping petitions, with particular interest in whether multilateral trade reductions have spurred the recent growth in new users of antidumping policies. We find that tariff reductions agreed to under the Uruguay Round not only increased the likelihood of a country using antidumping protection but also the total number of antidumping petitions filed by countries. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Economics, American University en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Economics, American University en
dc.subject.other Working papers en
dc.subject.other Economics, Department of en
dc.subject.other Antidumping en
dc.subject.other Tariff liberalization en
dc.subject.other Uruguay Round en
dc.title Tariff Liberalization and Increased Administrative Protection: Is There a Quid Pro Quo? en
dc.type Working Paper en


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