Assessing Applied Protection Across the World

14 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2008

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Antoine Bouët

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); University of Bordeaux - LAREFI

Yvan Decreux

CEPII, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales, Paris

Lionel Fontagne

University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne; Paris School of Economics; CEPII

Sébastien Jean

OECD Economics Department

David Laborde

CEPII, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales, Paris

Abstract

This paper presents MAcMapHS-6, a database providing a consistent, ad valorem equivalent measure of tariff duties and tariff rate quotas for 163 countries and 208 partners, at the six-digit level of the Harmonized System (5111 products), accounting for all preferential agreements. We describe the methodology used to compute and aggregate an ad valorem equivalent of applied protection. Emphasis is placed on minimizing the endogeneity bias in the aggregation procedure, while acknowledging structural differences in export specialization. The resulting quantitative assessment is illustrated by giving an overview of applied protection across the world in 2001, in terms of average as well as distribution.

Suggested Citation

Bouet, Antoine and Decreux, Yvan and Fontagne, Lionel and Jean, Sébastien and Laborde, David, Assessing Applied Protection Across the World. Review of International Economics, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 850-863, November 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1292032 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9396.2008.00753.x

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David Laborde

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