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Tariff evasion effects in quantitative general equilibrium

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  • Egger, Peter H.
  • Larch, Mario

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One consequence of tariff evasion is that a country’s average statutory import tariff rate deviates from the average applied tariff rate. We deliver an approach to estimate the average evasion rate in multi-country general equilibrium. We find evidence of significant average tariff evasion which leads to downward-biased estimates of the elasticity-of-substitution parameter in new trade theory models and associated upward-biased comparative static welfare effects of trade liberalization.

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  • Egger, Peter H. & Larch, Mario, 2012. "Tariff evasion effects in quantitative general equilibrium," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(2), pages 262-264.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:2:p:262-264
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.03.005
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    1. Heid, Benedikt & Larch, Mario, 2016. "Gravity with unemployment," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 70-85.
    2. Piermartini, Roberta & Yotov, Yoto, 2016. "Estimating Trade Policy Effects with Structural Gravity," School of Economics Working Paper Series 2016-10, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University.

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    Keywords

    Tariff evasion; Gravity model; International trade;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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