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The Market Structure Benefits of Trade and Investment Liberalization

  • Raymond Atje

    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

  • Gary Clyde Hufbauer

    ()

    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

This Working Paper develops a simple method for calculating welfare benefits when the market structure is made more competitive through the removal of import barriers and investment restrictions. Classic instances where trade and investment restrictions serve to preserve monopolistic monopoly market structures in a number of countries include automobiles, petrochemicals, telecommunications, insurance, and civil aviation. The analytic framework set forth in this working paper will be used in studies now underway of the cost of protection in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union and Indonesia.

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Paper provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number WP96-7.

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Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:iie:wpaper:wp96-7
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  1. Gary Clyde Hufbauer & Kimberly Ann Elliott, 1994. "Measuring the Costs of Protection in the United States," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 77.
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