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Do Anti-Dumping Rules Facilitate the Abuse of Market Dominance?

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  • Martin Theuringer

    (University Cologne)

  • Pia Weiss

    (Institute for Economic Policy)

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We discuss the effects of AD-protection in a standard Dixit model of entry deterrence. In an AD-regime, the newcomer is constrained by a minimum-price rule in addition to existing irreversible entrance costs. For minimum prices which lie below the Stackelberg one, we find that AD- rules distort competition. We show that AD-protection increases the advantages of entry deterrence for a wide range of combinations of sunk costs and minimum prices. When entrance costs are hight, consumer welfare is lower in an AD-regime than under free trade. Consequently, AD-protection facilitates the abuse of market dominance.

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  • Martin Theuringer & Pia Weiss, 2001. "Do Anti-Dumping Rules Facilitate the Abuse of Market Dominance?," International Trade 0108002, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    anti-dumping; abuse of market dominance; strategic firm behaviour;
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    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General

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