Contents of the volume

2020, Volume 73 - Issue 1

ISSN: 2499-8265
RSS feed citation: At RePEc
Publication date: 04 February 2020

TO EXIT OR NOT TO EXIT (FROM THE EMU)?

Nicola Acocella

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THE IMPACT OF EXCHANGE RATE VOLATILITY ON THE SECURITY MARKETS IN BRICS ECONOMIES

Pascal Xavier Gnagne, Lumengo Bonga-Bonga

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THE DETERMINANTS OF IMPORT DEMAND IN SOUTH AFRICA: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION

Nomfundo P. Vacu, Nicholas M. Odhiambo

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THE IMPACT OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PUBLIC DEBT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM ZIMBABWE

Talknice Saungweme, Nicholas M. Odhiambo

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THE GREAT RECESSION AND THE DETERMINANTS OF TARIFF AND ANTIDUMPING RESTRICTIONS IN ARGENTINA, BRAZIL AND MEXICO: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

Alejandro Jacobo, Ileana R. Jalile

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MONEY CHANNEL OF MONETARY POLICY TRANSMISSION IN NAMIBIA

Johannes Sheefeni

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO REFEREES

Amedeo Amato

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Corresponding author

Alejandro JACOBO, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas (FCE) and Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Económicas (CIECS-CONICET), Córdoba, Argentina

Co-authors

Ileana R. JALILE, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas (FCE), Córdoba, Argentina

The Great Recession and the Determinants of Tariff and Antidumping Restrictions in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico: A Retrospective Study

Pages

107-130

Abstract

During the Great Recession (GR) several Latin American economies were active users of trade policies measures. However, their protectionist response is frequently seen as an instrument to attain other goals rather than those related to overcome the GR. This paper explores what is behind countries’ conduct and summarizes the macro and microeconomic determinants of tariff and antidumping (AD) barriers in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico using pre- and post-2008 GR trade and protection data. As to tariff barriers, institutional agreements appear to have kept applied tariff in control after the crisis, while the positive impact of intra-industry trade reveals the governmental dependence on tariff revenue in both Sud-American countries. As to AD determinants, the evidence indicates that Argentina have further increased AD investigations after the crisis as a complement to tariff. Finally, the GR has not reinforced the relationship between movements in the exchange rate and the start of an AD procedure.

JEL classification

F13

Keywords

Trade, Trade Policy, Trade Barriers, Antidumping

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Trade structure and protectionist policy in LAC: an overview
  3. Model specification and data
  4. Estimation and results
  5. Concluding remarks

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