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The Mercantilist Index of Trade Policy

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  • Anderson, J.E.

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In this paper we have presented a theoretical analysis of the Mercantilist Trade Restrictiveness Index and compared its empirical performance with other measures of trade policy.

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Paper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 98/13.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:98/13

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Keywords: INTERNATIONAL TRADE ; TARIFFS ; QUOTAS;

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  1. James Anderson & J. Peter Neary, 1998. "The mercantilist index of trade policy," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 20242, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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