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The Economics Behind Non-Tariff Measures: Theoretical Insights And Empirical Evidence

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The paper presents a review of recent work both theoretical and empirical related to the impact of non-tariff measures with a focus on technical regulations. A minimalist theoretical set-up to analyse non-tariff measures is first presented. Various empirical approaches and techniques used to assess the impact of technical regulations are discussed. Empirical results obtained across strategies are then surveyed.

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  • Marco Fugazza, 2013. "The Economics Behind Non-Tariff Measures: Theoretical Insights And Empirical Evidence," UNCTAD Blue Series Papers 57, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
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