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Endogeneous Distribution and the Political Economy of Trade Policy

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  • Satya P. Das

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    (Indian Statistical Institute)

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This paper examines the political economy of trade policy in the context of a small open economy, when factor ownerships are variable. The median voter hypothesis is used. In the long run, both trade protection and distribution of wealth and income are endogenous, and the paper investigates how these are affected by basic parameters like terms of trade and technology.

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Paper provided by Rutgers University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 199913.

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Date of creation: 08 Sep 1999
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Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:199913

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Keywords: Distribution; Median Voter; Politics; Tariff;

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  1. Das, Satya P, 2000. "Trade among Similar Countries and the Personal Distribution of Income and Wealth," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 67(266), pages 265-81, May.
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  1. Das, Satya P., 2006. "Trade, skill acquisition and distribution," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 81(1), pages 118-141, October.

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