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Innovation, antidumping and retaliation


    (Emory University, USA)

  • SONG, Huasheng

    (CRPE and College of Economics, Zhejiang University, China; Université catholique de Louvain, CORE, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)



    (Université catholique de Louvain, CORE and IRES, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; KULeuven-LICOS & CEPR)

We study the effect of contingency trade policy in a multi-country oligopoly model with and without R&D opportunities. We show that firms benefit from unilateral protection but initiate antidumping (AD) only against the targets domiciled in substantially smaller countries. Also, AD filings are more likely when firms face R&D opportunities. These results are consistent with recent empirical findings, namely, (1) actions are mostly between industrial and developing countries, (2) developing countries use AD to retaliate against industrial countries, and (3) AD is concentrated in R&D-intensive industries. Interestingly, intellectual property rights violations in developing countries have no connection to AD filings.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2010064.

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Date of creation: 01 Oct 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2010064
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