Standards and Related Regulations in International Trade: A Modeling Approach

67 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2001 Last revised: 17 Jan 2010

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Mattias Ganslandt

Centre for European Law and Economics; Research Institute of Industrial Economics; University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

James R. Markusen

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: June 2001

Abstract

Standards and technical regulations which govern the admissibility of imported goods into an economy raise costs of exporters entering new markets, and may have a particularly high impact on firms seeking to export from developing countries. Yet standards may also have a positive side, such as certifying product quality and safety for the consumer. This paper suggests approaches to modeling standards and technical regulations, with a particular concern that these approaches are at least potentially implementable in an applied general-equilibrium model with real data.

Suggested Citation

Ganslandt, Mattias and Markusen, James R., Standards and Related Regulations in International Trade: A Modeling Approach (June 2001). NBER Working Paper No. w8346. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=274556

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