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Trade reform in a corrupt economy : A note

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  • Mandal, Biswajit

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We construct a general equilibrium model and analyze the effectiveness of trade reform in a distorted economy where distortion exists in form of bureaucratic corruption that arises because of trade protection at the border. In this kleptocratic set up, intermediaries are employed in order to run off from paying a part of import tariff. We use HOSV kind of framework to prove that whether trade liberalization necessarily helps reducing corruption activities and to check what happens to the production of commodities.

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  • Mandal, Biswajit, 2009. "Trade reform in a corrupt economy : A note," MPRA Paper 18811, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18811
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    1. James E. Anderson & Eric van Wincoop, 2001. "Borders, Trade and Welfare," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 508, Boston College Department of Economics.
    2. Jones, R.W. & Marjit, S., 1992. "International Trade and Endogenous Production Structures," RCER Working Papers 312, University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER).
    3. Krueger, Anne O, 1998. "Why Trade Liberalisation Is Good for Growth," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 108(450), pages 1513-1522, September.
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    1. Mandal, Biswajit, 2009. "Would Recession Induce More Intermediation in the Corrupt Informal Sector?," MPRA Paper 19930, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Jan 2010.

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    Keywords

    Corruption; International Trade; Tariff Reform; General Equilibrium;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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