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Liberalization of import restrictions on capital goods and the balance of payments

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  • Robert Tatum

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This paper examines the impact of capital import liberalization on the balance of payments when protection takes the form of a quota and when it takes the form of a tariff. Since tariff liberalization affects tax revenues, the analysis of tariff liberalization allows for a fiscal imbalance and a mechanism by which the fiscal imbalance is covered, namely an inflation tax. The analysis shows that the economy experiences a series of balance of payments deficits following trade liberalization, but an open capital account reduces the magnitude of these deficits.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development.

Volume (Year): 19 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 385-419

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Keywords: liberalization; imported input; quota; tariff; payments balance;

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