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Macroeconomic factors and antidumping filings: evidence from four countries

In: Economic Effects of Antidumping

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  • Michael M. Knetter
  • Thomas J. Prusa

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This paper examines the relationship between antidumping filings and macroeconomic factors. Real exchange rate fluctuations affect the two criteria for dumping in opposite ways, making the overall effect on filings ambiguous in theory. Examining the filing patterns of the four major users of AD law during the 1980–98 period we find that real exchange rates and domestic real GDP growth both have statistically significant impacts on filings. Bilateral filing data indicate that a one-standard deviation real appreciation of the domestic currency increases filings by 33%. We also find one-standard deviation fall in domestic real GDP increases filings by 23%.

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  • Michael M. Knetter & Thomas J. Prusa, 2021. "Macroeconomic factors and antidumping filings: evidence from four countries," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: Thomas J Prusa (ed.), Economic Effects of Antidumping, chapter 8, pages 153-169, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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    Keywords

    Antidumping; Trade Effects; USA; US; Trade Protection; Trade Barriers; Temporary Trade Barriers; Pricing Behaviour; Antidumping Law; Law; Cost-Based Trade Policy; Macroeconomy; Cumulation; ITC Decision-making; WTO; Safeguard Protection;
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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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