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Protectionism during the crisis: Tit-for-tat or chicken-games?

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  • Boffa, Mauro
  • Olarreaga, Marcelo

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We explore the extent to which the adoption of protectionist measures during the recent financial crisis led to retaliation by trading partners. We find no evidence of retaliation. On the contrary, there is strong evidence of chicken-games being played.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 746-749

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:746-749

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Keywords: Trade retaliation; Chicken-games; Financial crisis;

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  1. Marie-Laure Cabon-Dhersin & Nathalie Etchart-Vincent, 2013. "Wording and gender effects in a Game of Chicken. An explorative experimental study," Working Papers hal-00796708, HAL.
  2. Georgiadis, Georgios & Gräb, Johannes, 2013. "Growth, real exchange rates and trade protectionism since the financial crisis," Working Paper Series 1618, European Central Bank.
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