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Implementing results-oriented trade policies: The case of the US-Japanese auto parts dispute

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  • Krishna, Kala
  • Morgan, John

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Why would the US threaten punitive tariffs on luxury autos to implement a market share target in auto parts? We show that by making threats to a linked market, a market share may be implemented with fairly weak informa- tional and administrative requirements. Moreover, such policies can be both pro-competitive and advatageous to US firms.
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  • Krishna, Kala & Morgan, John, 1998. "Implementing results-oriented trade policies: The case of the US-Japanese auto parts dispute," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 42(8), pages 1443-1467, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:42:y:1998:i:8:p:1443-1467
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    1. Chen, Yongmin & Ishikawa, Jota & Yu, Zhihao, 2004. "Trade liberalization and strategic outsourcing," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(2), pages 419-436, July.
    2. Kala Krishna & Suddhasatwa Roy & Marie Thursby, 2001. "Can subsidies for MARs be procompetitive?," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 34(1), pages 212-224, February.
    3. Qiu, Larry D. & Spencer, Barbara J., 2002. "Keiretsu and relationship-specific investment: implications for market-opening trade policy," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 49-79, October.
    4. Larry D. Qiu & Leonard K. Cheng & Michael K. Fung, 2007. "Trigger-Point Mechanism And Conditional Commitment: Implications For Entry, Collusion, And Welfare," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 25(2), pages 156-169, April.
    5. Spencer, Barbara J & Qiu, Larry D, 2001. "Keiretsu and Relationship-Specific Investment: A Barrier to Trade?," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 42(4), pages 871-901, November.
    6. Greaney, Theresa M., 2001. "Promoting Imports to Appease Trade Partners: Japan's New Trade Policies," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 253-270, September.
    7. Thursby, M. & Krisna, K. & Roy, S., 1997. "Procompetitive Market Access," Papers 97-006, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management - Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

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    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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