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Commercial Policy and Policy Conflict: An Evaluation of the Incidence of Protection in a Non-industrialized Economy

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  • Greenaway, David

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In recent years, incidence analysis has emerged as an alternative to effective protection and domestic resource costs as a methodology for evaluating the impact of protection. This paper outlines a simple incidence model and estimates the incidence of protection in the Ivory Coast. Both annual and quarterly data are deployed, encompassing the period 1960-84. The results suggest that a significant proportion of the incidence of protection is shifted to the export sector. The data set is also used to estimate true tariffs and true subsidies. It would seem that nominal tariffs and subsidies may overstate true protection to the import substitute sector and understate true disprotection to the export sector. Copyright 1989 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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Article provided by University of Manchester in its journal The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies.

Volume (Year): 57 (1989)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 125-41

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:57:y:1989:i:2:p:125-41

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  1. Kenneth W. Clements & Renee Fry, 2006. "Commodity Currencies and Currency Commodities," Economics Discussion / Working Papers 06-17, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
  2. Wiebelt, Manfred & Herrmann, Roland & Schenck, Patricia & Thiele, Rainer, 1992. "Discrimination against agriculture in developing countries?," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 458, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  3. Chris Milner, 1990. "Identifying and quantifying anti-export bias: The case of Cameroon," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 126(1), pages 142-155, March.

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