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Measuring the Costs of Protection in Japan

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  • Yoko Sazanami
  • Shujiro Urata
  • Hiroki Kawai

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This is the companion volume to Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Kimberly Ann Elliott's Measuring the Costs of Protection in the United States (1994). It assesses Japanese trade barriers by identifying price differentials between imports and their (imperfect) domestic substitutes and then calculating the welfare effects of the implied trade barriers. The authors find that import barrier in place in 1989 cost Japanese consumers $105 billion, about 3.6 percent of GNP. If all such barriers were removed, Japanese imports could increase by $47 billion. The authors believe that the cost of import protection has increased in recent years. The book contains an overview chapter which describes parallels and differences in the US and Japanese structures of protection and compares the aggregate results.

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This book is provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Peterson Institute Press: All Books with number 32 and published in 1995.

ISBN: 978-0-88132-211-8
Handle: RePEc:iie:ppress:32

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  2. James E. Anderson & Eric van Wincoop, 2004. "Trade Costs," NBER Working Papers 10480, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Kishore Gawande & Pravin Krishna & Michael J. Robbins, 2006. "Foreign Lobbies and U.S. Trade Policy," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 88(3), pages 563-571, August.
  4. Robinson, Sherman & Lewis, Jeffrey D., 1996. "Partners or predators? : the impact of regional trade liberalization on Indonesia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1626, The World Bank.
  5. Lewis, Jeffrey D. & Robinson, Sherman & Zhi Wang, 1995. "Beyond the Uruguay Round : the implications of an Asian free trade area," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1467, The World Bank.
  6. Gordhan K. Saini, 2009. "Non-tariff measures and Indian textiles and clothing exports," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2009-002, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.
  7. Kyoji Fukao & Toshihiro Okubo, 2008. "Why Has the Border Effect in the Japanese Machinery Sectors Declined? The Role of Business Networks in East Asian-Machinery Trade," Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series d07-238, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  8. Craig Parsons & Xavier Vanssay, 2014. "Detecting Market Competition in the Japanese Beer Industry," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 123-143, March.
  9. Gordhan K. Saini, 2009. "Non-Tariff Measures and Indian Textiles and Clothing Exports," Trade Working Papers 22407, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  10. Scott Bradford, 2000. "Rents, Votes, and Protection: Explaining the Structure of Trade Barriers Across Industries," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 1717, Econometric Society.
  11. Kyoji Fukao & Goushi Kataoka & Arata Kuno, 2003. "How to Measure Non-tariff Barriers? A Critical Examination of the Price-Differential Approach," Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series d03-08, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  12. Uttam Kumar Deb, 2006. "Rules of Origin and Non-Tariff Barriers in Agricultural Trade: Perspectives from Bangladesh and Cambodia," Working Papers 1206, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..

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