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Tari[ff]-tax reforms and market access

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  • Kreickemeier, Udo
  • Raimondos-Møller, Pascalis

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Reducing tari[ff]s and increasing consumption taxes is a standard IMF advice to countries that want to open up their economy without hurting government finances. Indeed, theoretical analysis of such a tari[ff]-tax reform shows an unambiguous increase in welfare and government revenues. The present paper examines whether the country that implements such a reform ends up opening up its markets to international trade, i.e. whether its market access improves. It is shown that this is not necessarily so. We also show that, comparing to the reform of only tari[ff]s, the tari[ff]-tax reform is a less efficient proposal to follow both as far as it concerns market access and welfare.

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  • Kreickemeier, Udo & Raimondos-Møller, Pascalis, 2008. "Tari[ff]-tax reforms and market access," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(1), pages 85-91, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:deveco:v:87:y:2008:i:1:p:85-91
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