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On the heterogeneous effects of market access barriers: evidence from small and large Peruvian exporters

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  • Fugazza, Marco
  • Olarreaga, Marcelo
  • Ugarte, Cristian

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We examine the extent to which market-access barriers in Latin America affect small and large Peruvian exporters to the region. Using a dataset that allows us to distinguish between tariffs and different types of non-tariff measures introduced by Latin American countries between 2000 and 2014, we find that large Peruvian exporters benefit rather than lose from the introduction of tariffs and non-tariff measures in their destination markets. Their export value increases and the probability that they exit the export sector decreases as they face new market-access barriers abroad. The reverse is true for small exporters, which are hurt by more stringent market-access barriers.

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  • Fugazza, Marco & Olarreaga, Marcelo & Ugarte, Cristian, 2018. "On the heterogeneous effects of market access barriers: evidence from small and large Peruvian exporters," CEPR Discussion Papers 12876, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Anne-Célia Disdier & Carl Gaigné & Cristina Herghelegiu, 2018. "Do Standards Improve the Quality of Traded Products?," Working Papers ECARES 2018-38, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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    Firm Heterogeneity; Non-Tariff Measures; tariffs;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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