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Tariff Uniformity and Growth

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  • Josh Ederington
  • Jenny Minier

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Theoretical ambiguity exists regarding the potential benefits of adopting a uniform tariff schedule. In this paper, we investigate the empirical evidence on this question. From cross-country growth regressions over the period 1988-97 we find a nonlinear relationship between a country's standard deviation of tariffs and its growth rate. Specifically, we find that countries with either a large degree of tariff uniformity or very little tariff uniformity tended to grow faster over this time period, controlling for other factors.

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  • Josh Ederington & Jenny Minier, 2002. "Tariff Uniformity and Growth," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(2), pages 65-73.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jpolrf:v:5:y:2002:i:2:p:65-73
    DOI: 10.1080/13841280214091
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    Economic Growth; Trade Policy; Tarif Uniformity;

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