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How do exporters adjust export product scope and product mix to react to antidumping?

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  • Lu, Yi
  • Tao, Zhigang
  • Zhang, Yan

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Using Chinese customs data covering all exporters over 2000–06, this paper empirically investigates how Chinese multi-product exporters adjust their product scope and product mix to react to U.S. antidumping. The estimation results indicate that surviving exporters experiencing antidumping would reduce their overall export product scope and concentrate on fewer more successful products, although the overall export value does not change. Specifically, they drop many pre-existing peripheral export products and simultaneously introduce new products that are closer to their main industry into the U.S. market. The analysis also finds that the sophistication of surviving exporters' export product mix increases in response to antidumping, and they export more products that have higher upstreamness.

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  • Lu, Yi & Tao, Zhigang & Zhang, Yan, 2018. "How do exporters adjust export product scope and product mix to react to antidumping?," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 20-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:51:y:2018:i:c:p:20-41
    DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2018.04.010
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    Keywords

    Antidumping; Difference-in-differences; Multi-product exporters; Export product scope; Product mix;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance

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