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Tariffs, Time Preference, and the Current Account under Weakly Nonseparable Preferences

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  • Ikeda
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Incorporating weakly nonseparable preferences into the familiar time-preference model, we emphasize a role of steady-state welfare changes in determining the effect of permanent tariffs on the current account.

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Paper provided by Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University in its series ISER Discussion Paper with number 0519.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0519

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Keywords: TARIFFS ; SOCIAL WELFARE ; PREFERENCES;

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  1. Yoshiyasu Ono, 2006. "Protective Trade Policies 'Reduce' Employment: A Dynamic Optimization Approach," ISER Discussion Paper 0659, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.

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