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A Quantile Based Test of Protection for Sale Model

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  • Susumu Imai

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    (Queen's University)

  • Hajime Katayama

    ()
    (University of Sydney)

  • Kala Krishna

    ()
    (Pennsylvania State University and NBER)

Abstract

This paper proposes a new test of the Protection for Sale (PFS) model by Grossman and Helpman (1994). Unlike existing methods in the literature, our approach does not require any data on political organizations. We formally show that the PFS model provides the following prediction: In the quantile regression of the protection measure on the inverse import penetration ratio divided by the import demand elasticity, its coefficient should be positive at the quantile close to one. We examine this prediction using the data from Gawande and Bandyopadhyay (2000). The results do not provide any evidence favoring the PFS model.

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Paper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1132.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2007
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Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:1132

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Keywords: Quantile Regression; Protection for Sale; Political Economy;

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  2. Susumu Imai & Hajime Katayama & Kala Krishna, 2007. "Is Protection Really for Sale? A Survey and Directions for Future Research," Working Papers 1151, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  3. repec:hal:cesptp:halshs-00282331 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. Susumu Imai & Hajime Katayama & Kala Krishna, 2013. "A Quantile-based Test of Protection for Sale Model," Working Paper Series 12, Economics Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.
  5. repec:hal:journl:halshs-00331298 is not listed on IDEAS
  6. Susumu Imai & Hajime Katayama & Kala Krishna, 2006. "Protection for Sale or Surge Protection?," Working Papers 1114, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  7. repec:hal:cesptp:halshs-00331298 is not listed on IDEAS
  8. Vincent Rebeyrol & Julien Vauday, 2008. "Live or let die : intra-sectoral lobbying on entry," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne bla08036, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  9. Julien Vauday, 2008. "Heterogeneous lobbying efficiency," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne bla08053, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.

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