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Commercial Policy in a Predatory World

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  • James E. Anderson

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Mutual causation of predation and trade induces novel effects of commercial policy in this paper. The model can explain trade volume responses to market widening initiatives that are otherwise puzzlingly 'too big' or 'too small'. Efficient commercial policy (broadly defined) depends crucially on the strength of enforcement. Externalities arising between traders are normally internalized by subsidizing (taxing) trade when enforcement is weak (strong). Efficient regional policy squeezes weak enforcement markets while subsidizing strong enforcement markets. Tolerance (intolerance) of smuggling is rational when enforcement is weak (strong).

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 12576.

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  1. Bensassi, Sami & Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada, 2010. "How Costly is Modern Maritime Piracy for the International Community?," MPRA Paper 27134, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. James E. Anderson, 2008. "Terrorism, Trade and Public Policy," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 701, Boston College Department of Economics.

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