Overcoming Free Riding: A Cross Country Analysis of Firm Participation in Antidumping Petitions

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Overcoming Free Riding: A Cross Country Analysis of Firm Participation in Antidumping Petitions

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dc.contributor.author Reynolds, Kara M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-23T18:24:23Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-23T18:24:23Z
dc.date.created 2009-03
dc.date.issued 2009-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/5761
dc.description Department of Economics, Working Paper Series, no. 2009-01. 24 pages. en
dc.description.abstract This research is one of the first attempts to investigate the proliferation of antidumping protection from the firm-level and, in particular, to study the reasons why the free-riding problem may be more or less severe in particular countries or industries. Using a panel of data on the number of firms filing antidumping petitions in 10 countries between 1995 and 2005, I study the determinants of the industry’s ability to overcome the free-riding problem. I find clear evidence that more firms will participate in antidumping petitions the lower the cost of filing; these filing costs significantly decrease in such variables as the number of countries targeted at one time and the level of development of the country. There is little evidence, however, that firms perceive that the expected benefits of the petition will be higher if they choose to participate, thus alleviating the free-rider problem. A separate statistical evaluation of actual case outcomes suggests that this perception may be valid. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Economics, American University en
dc.rights Copyright © 2009 by Kara M. Reynolds. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. en
dc.subject.other antidumping en
dc.subject.other free riding en
dc.title Overcoming Free Riding: A Cross Country Analysis of Firm Participation in Antidumping Petitions en
dc.type Working Paper en


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