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The Political Economy of Trade Policy: Empirical Approaches

  • kishore gawande

    (texas a&m u.)

  • pravin krishna

    (Johns hopkins u.)

In order to explain the prevalence and persistence of trade protection, a large body of work that departs from the notion of welfare maximizing governments and emphasizes instead political-economic determinants of policy has recently emerged. This survey paper summarizes and evaluates analytically the empirical component of this literature. We discuss a broad set of empirical findings which provide a convincing confirmation of the presence and significance of political economy influences. We also discuss some puzzles and controversies that have emerged in recent work.

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Length: 52 pages
Date of creation: 09 Mar 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0503003
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