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Tariff Formation In A Multidimensional Voting Model

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  • Wolfgang Mayer
  • Raymond Riezman

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The theory of endogenous trade policy formation argues that tariffs emerge from the political process. This occurs because of conflicting economic interests trying to redistribute income in their favor through the adoption of suitable trade policies. Mayer and Riezman (1987) questioned this view arguing that if individuals differ only in factor ownership they would always prefer some tax/subsidy policy to tariffs. Here we allow individuals to differ not only with respect to factor ownership, but also with respect to consumption preferences and income tax treatment. We show that tariffs might be the social decision even though nobody's individual preferences suggest tariffs as the best choice. Copyright 1989 Blackwell Publishers Ltd..

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Volume (Year): 1 (1989)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
Pages: 61-79

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecopol:v:1:y:1989:i:1:p:61-79

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  1. Satya P. Das, 1999. "Endogeneous Distribution and the Political Economy of Trade Policy," Departmental Working Papers 199913, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  2. Jagdish Bhagwati, 1989. "Is free trade passé after all?," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 125(1), pages 17-44, March.
  3. Derek Pyne, 1997. "Microfoundations of Influencing Public Opinion Lobbying and Voting for Trade Policies," Working Papers 1997_03, York University, Department of Economics.
  4. Foster, William E. & Gray, Richard Stanley & Rausser, Gordon C., 1991. "Resource mobility, diversification, and the compensation requirements of trade reform," CUDARE Working Paper Series 550R, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy.
  5. Glazer, Amihai & Ranjan, Priya, 2007. "Trade protection to reduce redistribution," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 790-805, September.

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