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Tariff‐jumping FDI and domestic firms’ profits

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  • Bruce A. Blonigen
  • KaSaundra Tomlin
  • Wesley W. Wilson

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. Studies of trade policy welfare effects often ignore the potential for tariff‐jumping foreign direct investment (FDI) to mitigate positive gains to domestic producers. Using event study methodology we find that affirmative U.S. antidumping decisions are associated with average abnormal gains of over 3% to a firm in the petitioning industry in the absence of tariff‐jumping FDI, but much smaller and statistically insignificant abnormal gains if there is tariff‐jumping FDI. We also find evidence that tariff jumping in the form of new plants or plant expansion has significantly larger negative effects on U.S. domestic firms’ profits than other types of tariff‐jumping FDI. JEL Classification: F13, F23, L11 Investissements directs de l’étranger pour éviter les barrières tarifaires et profits des entreprises nationales. Les études des effets de bien‐être des politiques commerciales ignorent souvent la possibilité que l’investissement direct de l’étranger (IDE), en permettant d’éviter les barrières tarifaires en vigueur, en arrive à atténuer les gains de la politique commerciale protectionniste pour les producteurs nationaux. En utilisant une méthodologie axée sur l’étude d’événements, on découvre que les décisions d’imposer des mesures anti‐dumping aux Etats‐Unis sont associées à des gains moyens anormaux de plus de 3% pour l’industrie qui en fait la demande, en l’absence d’investissement direct de l’étranger fait pour éviter les barrières tarifaires. Ces gains sont beaucoup plus petits et statistiquement insignifiants quand cette manœuvre d’évitement est adoptée. Il appert que cette stratégie pour éviter les barrières tarifaires a des effets négatifs plus importants, et ce de manière significative, sur les profits des entreprises américaines quand elle prend la forme de nouvelles installations ou d’agrandissements d’installations existantes que quand elle prend d’autres formes.

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  • Bruce A. Blonigen & KaSaundra Tomlin & Wesley W. Wilson, 2004. "Tariff‐jumping FDI and domestic firms’ profits," Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 37(3), pages 656-677, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:canjec:v:37:y:2004:i:3:p:656-677
    DOI: 10.1111/j.0008-4085.2004.00242.x
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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms

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