Protection for Sale Under Monopolistic Competition : An Empirical Investigation
AbstractThis paper proposes a general empirical framework to estimate the protection-for-sale model, where the protection regime shifts according to a sector's market structure (perfectly or monopolistically competitive). We base the protection structure on Grossman and Helpman (1994) for the subset of perfectly competitive sectors and on Chang (2005) for the subset of monopolistically competitive sectors. The two protection regimes are simultaneously estimated with joint constraints. The results of the J-test consistently reject the homogeneous (perfect competition) protection-for-sale model often adopted in previous literature and suggest a direction of improvement toward the proposed heterogeneous protection structure model.
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endogenous trade policy; campaign contribution; monopolistic competition; intraindustry trade; import penetration;
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- Pao-Li Chang & Myoung-jae Lee, 2006. "Protection for Sale Under Monopolistic Competition: An Empirical Investigation," Working Papers 18-2006, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
- F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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