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Adjusting to Trade Policy: Evidence from U.S. Antidumping Duties on Vietnamese Catfish

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  • Irene Brambilla

    (Universidad de La Plata)

  • Guido Porto

    (Universidad de La Plata)

  • Alessandro Tarozzi

    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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In 2003, after claims of dumping, the United States imposed heavy tariffs on Vietnamese catfish, which led to a collapse of imports. We use panel data to explore household responses in the catfish-producing Mekong delta between 2002 and 2004 and find that income growth was significantly slower among households relatively more involved in catfish farming in 2002. This is explained by a relative decline in both catfish income and revenues from other miscellaneous farm activities. Labor supply did not adjust, most likely because of off-farm employment limitations. Households more exposed to the shock reduced the share of investment assigned to catfish while substituting into agriculture. © 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Irene Brambilla & Guido Porto & Alessandro Tarozzi, 2012. "Adjusting to Trade Policy: Evidence from U.S. Antidumping Duties on Vietnamese Catfish," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(1), pages 304-319, February.
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    1. Feinberg Robert M., 2011. "Antidumping as a Development Issue," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 11(3), pages 1-17, September.
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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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