The Possibility of Inefficient Liberalization through Tariffication
AbstractA typical step in trade liberalization under the GATT is tariffication--the conversion of quantitative import restrictions to their ad valorem tariff equivalents. This paper shows that, if there is market power in the protected industry, tarrification may cause a global efficiency loss. In particular, in a small country if the protected industry is a monopoly that is freely able to export but cannot profitably do so, then tarrification unambiguously imposes global efficiency costs. In a a large country, the global efficiency effects are uncertain a priori. In both cases, however, tarrification unambiguously benefits the monopoly and lowers foreign welfare. Copyright 1994 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 2 (1994)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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- Jan JÃ¸rgensen & Philipp SchrÃ¶der, 2007. "Effects of Tariffication: Tariffs and Quotas under Monopolistic Competition," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 18(4), pages 479-498, September.
- Chen, Hung-Yi & Chang, Yang-Ming & Chiou, Jiunn-Rong, 2011. "A welfare analysis of tariffs and equivalent quotas under demand uncertainty: Implications for tariffication," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 549-561, October.
- Jan G. Jorgensen & Philipp J. H. Schröder, 2002. "Effects of Tariffication: Tariffs, Quotas and VERs under Monopolistic Competition," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 269, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
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