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Endogenous distribution and the political economy of trade policy


  • Das, Satya P.


This paper examines the political economy of trade policy in the context of a small open economy, when factor ownerships are variable. The median voter hypothesis is used. In the long run, both trade protection and distribution of wealth and income are endogenous, and the paper investigates how these are affected by basic parameters like terms of trade and technology.
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  • Das, Satya P., 2001. "Endogenous distribution and the political economy of trade policy," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 17(3), pages 465-491, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:17:y:2001:i:3:p:465-491

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    1. Das Satya P & Ghate Chetan, 2004. "Endogenous Distribution, Politics, and the Growth-Equity Tradeoff," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 4(1), pages 1-32, July.
    2. Das, Satya P., 2006. "Trade, skill acquisition and distribution," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 81(1), pages 118-141, October.

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    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations


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