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The 2018 Trade War: Data and Nascent General Equilibrium Analysis

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This study introduces a database of 2018 tariff increases resulting from the recent trade war and quantifies the impacts using the canonical GTAPinGAMS model calibrated to GTAP version 9 accounts. We report relatively modest economy-wide welfare impacts in this perfect-competition Armington model, with substantial impacts on the pattern of trade and output in important sectors. JEL codes: F11, F12, F17

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  • Minghao Li & Edward J. Balistreri & Wendong Zhang, 2018. "The 2018 Trade War: Data and Nascent General Equilibrium Analysis," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 18-wp587, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
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    JEL classification:

    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation

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