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The Economics and Politics of Safeguards - Political Economy of the Japanese Safeguard System for Agricultural Goods -

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  • Harimaya, Kozo

    () (Sapporo Gakuin University)

  • Kagitani, Koichi

    () (Himeji Dokkyo University)

Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of political factors on safeguards. We present a simple model to show the relationship between political factors and safeguards, and empirically examine whether the Japanese safeguard system was influenced by the political factors. Our empirical analysis shows that the Japanese safeguard system for agricultural products is not neutral to the WTO Agreement on Safeguards and it is distorted due to political reasons.

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  • Harimaya, Kozo & Kagitani, Koichi, 2008. "The Economics and Politics of Safeguards - Political Economy of the Japanese Safeguard System for Agricultural Goods -," Journal of Economic Integration, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, vol. 23, pages 927-952.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:integr:0459
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    Cited by:

    1. Knobel, Alexander & Baeva, Marina, 2017. "Protective Measures in Integration Agreements and Their Impact on Mutual Trade and Trade with Third Countries: Features of Russia and the Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union," Working Papers 051735, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
    2. Kagitani, Koichi & Harimaya, Kozo, 2015. "Safeguards and voluntary export restraints under the World Trade Organization," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 29-41.

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    Keywords

    safeguards; lobbying;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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