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Protection for Sale or Surge Protection?

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  • Susumu Imai

    () (Queen's University)

  • Hajime Katayama

    () (University of Sydney)

  • Kala Krishna

    () (Pennsylvania State University and NBER)

Abstract

This paper asks whether the results obtained from using the standard approach to testing the influential Grossman and Helpman "protection for sale" (PFS) model of political economy might arise from a simpler setting. A model of imports and quotas with protection occuring in response to import surges, but only for organized industries, is simulated and shown to provide parameter estimates consistent with the protection for sale framework. This suggests that the standard approach may be less of a test than previously thought.

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  • Susumu Imai & Hajime Katayama & Kala Krishna, 2006. "Protection for Sale or Surge Protection?," Working Papers 1114, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Common agency; Political economy; Protection for sale; Quotas; Non tariff barriers;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation

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