CARWARS: Trying to Make Sense of U.S.-Japan Trade Frictions in the Automobile and Automobile Parts Markets
AbstractThis paper tries to make sense of the recent trade dispute between the U.S. and Japan in autos and auto parts. The paper argues that there are structural differences between the way that the auto industries are organized in the U.S. and Japan, and that these differences have contributed to the growing bilateral trade deficit in auto parts. The paper also provides econometric estimates of what would have happened had the threatened 100 percent tariff on Japanese luxury cars not been withdrawn by the U.S.
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Date of creation: Nov 1995
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Publication status: published as The Effects of US Trade Protection and Promotion Policies," R. Feenstra, ed ., pp. 11-32, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).
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- James Levinsohn, 1997. "Carwars: Trying to Make Sense of U.S.-Japan Trade Frictions in the Automobile and Automobile Parts Markets," NBER Chapters, in: The Effects of U.S. Trade Protection and Promotion Policies, pages 11-32 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Levinsohn, J., 1996. "Carwars: Trying to Make Sense of U.S.-Japan Trade Frictions in the Automobile and Automobile Parts Markets," Working Papers 389, Research Seminar in International Economics, University of Michigan.
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
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