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Die negativen Auswirkungen des krisenbezogenen Handelsprotektionismus auf die Schweizer Aussenwirtschaft:


  • Simon J. Evenett


  • Johannes Fritz



As a small and open economy, Switzerland is not independent from developments in international trade policy.The present article analyses to what extent Swiss foreign commercial interests have been harmed by discriminatory implementedmeasures since November 2008. The strong geographic and sectorial concentration of Swiss trade explains the relatively small direct effects found in the data.By contrast, Swiss commercial interests face a considerably bigger challenge from indirect effects in the form of artificial competition in third countries.Targeted export subsidies could lead to additional pricing pressure for half of total Swiss exports by trade value.

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  • Simon J. Evenett & Johannes Fritz, 2011. "Die negativen Auswirkungen des krisenbezogenen Handelsprotektionismus auf die Schweizer Aussenwirtschaft:," Aussenwirtschaft, University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science, Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economics Research, vol. 66(04), pages 359-383, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:usg:auswrt:2011:66:04:359-383

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    1. Simon J. Evenett & Martin Wermelinger, 2010. "A snapshot of contemporary protectionism: how important are the murkier forms of trade discrimination?," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT, in: Mia Mikic (ed.),Rising Non-Tariff Protectionism and Crisis Recovery, chapter 1, pages 8-26, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
    2. Paolo E. Giordani & Nadia Rocha & Michele Ruta, 2012. "Food Prices and the Multiplier Effect of Export Policy," CESifo Working Paper Series 3783, CESifo.
    3. Simon J. Evenett & Johannes Fritz & Yang Chun Jing, 2012. "Beyond dollar exchange-rate targeting: China’s crisis-era export management regime," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 28(2), pages 284-300, SUMMER.
    4. Brad J. McDonald & Christian Henn, 2011. "Protectionist Responses to the Crisis; Damage Observed in Product-Level Trade," IMF Working Papers 11/139, International Monetary Fund.
    5. Simon J. Evenett & Martin Wermelinger, 2010. "A Snapshot of contemporary protectionism: How important are the murkier forms of trade discrimination?," ARTNeT Working Papers 83, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
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