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Industrial Subsidies in the OECD Economies

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  • Robert Ford
  • Wim Suyker

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Subsidisation of industrial activities distorts the allocation of scarce resources, is a burden on government finances and generates friction in international trade. This paper draws on a wide range of data sources to examine industrial subsidisation in OECD countries. The sectoral distribution of subsidies and the relative importance of the different instruments of subsidisation are highlighted. The final section of the paper evaluates, to the extent possible, the economic effects of subsidy policy ... Les subventions aux industries introduisent des distorsions dans l'allocation de ressources rares, représentent une charge pour les finances publiques et créent des frictions dans le commerce international. Cet article s'appuie sur un large éventail de données pour examiner les subventions industrielles dans les pays de l'OCDE. La répartition sectorielle et l'importance relative des différentes formes de subventions sont décrites. La dernière section du papier évalue, dans la mesure du possible, les effets économiques des politiques de subvention ...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 74.

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Date of creation: Jan 1990
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Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:74-en

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  1. Roberto M Samaniego, 2006. "A Theory of Entry and Exit with Embodied Rate of Technical Change," 2006 Meeting Papers 765, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  2. Samaniego, Roberto M., 2006. "Industrial subsidies and technology adoption in general equilibrium," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 30(9-10), pages 1589-1614.
  3. D. Greenaway & R. Hine, 1993. "Trade policy and protection in the European Community," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 4(4), pages 433-456, December.
  4. Confraria, Jo�o, 1996. "Az iparpolitika megváltozott szerepe - Portugália és Magyarország egybevetése
    [The changing role of industrial policy - a comparison between Portugal and Hungary]
    ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(1), pages 72-86.
  5. Gonzague Vannoorenberghe & Eckhard Janeba, 2013. "Trade and the Political Economy of Redistribution," CESifo Working Paper Series 4062, CESifo Group Munich.
  6. Hoekman, Bernard & Primo Braga, Carlos A., 1997. "Protection and trade in services : a survey," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1747, The World Bank.
  7. Oxelheim, Lars & Ghauri, Pervez, 2008. "EU-China and the non-transparent race for inward FDI," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 358-370, August.
  8. Joy Bhadury & H. Eiselt, 2012. "Optimizing subsidies for the location of distribution centers," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 48(1), pages 247-261, February.
  9. Allard, Gayle & Martinez, Candace A. & Williams, Christopher, 2012. "Political instability, pro-business market reforms and their impacts on national systems of innovation," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 638-651.
  10. Robert L. Hetzel, 1994. "The free trade debate: the illusion of security versus growth," Economic Quarterly, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, issue Spr, pages 39-58.
  11. Bletschacher, Georg & Klodt, Henning, 1992. "Strategische Handels- und Industriepolitik : theoretische Grundlagen, Branchenanalysen und wettbewerbspolitische Implikationen," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 456, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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