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Incidence theory and the shifting of protection across sectors: the South Asian experience


  • Priniti Panday


Using the theoretical framework of a simple general equilibrium model, this paper examines whether strategies aimed at protecting or promoting manufacturing industries indirectly taxed the agricultural and service sectors. A panel data set consisting of five South Asian countries over a 26 year time period is employed in the analysis. Three different estimation procedures are used to account for factors that are country specific and those that are common to all countries. The results indicate that the agricultural sector indirectly felt the brunt of the net protection provided to manufactures due to the 'shifting of protection' across sectors. The service sector, on the other hand, indirectly benefited from the general equilibrium spillover effects.

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  • Priniti Panday, 2003. "Incidence theory and the shifting of protection across sectors: the South Asian experience," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(2), pages 125-132.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:35:y:2003:i:2:p:125-132
    DOI: 10.1080/0003684022000015892

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    1. Njinkeu, Dominique, 1996. "Evaluation of the incentive structure: A survey and application to Cameroon," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(3), pages 557-568, March.
    2. Andrew McKay & Chris Milner, 1997. "Measuring trade strategy in the presence of non-tradeables: Theory and some evidence for the Caribbean," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(5), pages 658-674.
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    1. Clements, Kenneth W. & Fry, Renée, 2008. "Commodity currencies and currency commodities," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 55-73, June.
    2. repec:kap:iaecre:v:11:y:2005:i:4:p:417-432 is not listed on IDEAS

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