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How Prescribed Policy Can Mislead when Data Are Defective: a Follow-Up to Srinivasan (1994) Using General Equilibrium

  • Mercenier, J.
  • Yeldan, E.

We highlight an example of considerable bias in officially published input-output data (factor-income shares) by an LDC (Turkey), which many researchers use without question. We make use of an intertemporal general equilibrium model of trade and production to evaluate the dynamic gains for Turkey from currently debated trade policy options and compare the predictions using conservatively adjusted, rather than official, data on factor shares.

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Paper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 9606.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montde:9606
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