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Do Developing Countries Benefit from Antidumping Laws? An Assessment Based upon a Theoretical Dumping Model


  • Mario D. Tello

    () (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru)


Este ensayo desarrolla un modelo de dumping internacional bajo mercados de competencia imperfecta donde las empresas explotan sus ventajas comparativas. El analisis de estatica comparativa sugiere, primero, que bajo libre comercio y una politica de competencia coordinada un producto con dumping puede aumentar el bienestar economico para el pais importador bajo diversas estructuras de mercado de dichos productos. Estos beneficios surgen de precios importados mas bajos y de un aumento de la competencia en el mercado domestico. Segundo, en ausencia de estas politicas de competencia coordinadas entre paises, el comercio de productos con dumping cuando los mercados de los productos son de competencia imperfecta si puede producir perdidas para el pais importador. Tercero, el analisis de bienestar de instrumentos compensatorios al dumping indica que dichas medidas comerciales son las menos convenientes para el pais importador. La mejor politica es libre comercio acompanada de una politica de competencia coordinada entre paises. Cuarto, el modelo en adicion permite identificar instrumentos alternativos que mejoran el bienestar del pais importador de bienes comerciados con dumping.

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  • Mario D. Tello, 2005. "Do Developing Countries Benefit from Antidumping Laws? An Assessment Based upon a Theoretical Dumping Model," EconoQuantum, Revista de Economia y Negocios, Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativas, Departamento de Metodos Cuantitativos y Maestria en Economia., vol. 2(1), pages 3-35, Julio-Dic.
  • Handle: RePEc:qua:journl:v:2:y:2005:i:1:p:3-35

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    Dumping; antidumping tariffs; international imperfectly competitive markets; social welfare.;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being


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