Tariff Wars and Trade Deals With Costly Government
AbstractWe study a simple model of tariff wars and trade deals in which government revenue collection and disbursement uses resources. The introduction of a costly government leads to lower non-cooperative tariffs, the possibility that a less costly government may win a tariff war, and fully cooperative trade deals where countries lower tariffs but do not eliminate them, even with lump-sum taxes and transfers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University in its series Discussion Papers with number dp00-15.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 2000
Date of revision: 08 Jun 2000
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- John Burbidge & Gordon Myers, 2004. "Tariff Wars and Trade Deals with Costly Government," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(3), pages 543-549, 08.
- John B. Burbidge & Gordon M. Myers, 2000. "Tariff Wars and Trade Deals with Costly Government," Department of Economics Working Papers 2000-05, McMaster University.
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