On the Heterogeneous Effects of Market Access Barriers: Evidence from Small and Large Peruvian Exporters

58 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2018

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Marco Fugazza

United Nations - Trade Analysis Branch

Marcelo Olarreaga

University of Geneva; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Cristian Ugarte

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Date Written: April 2018

Abstract

We examine the extent to which market-access barriers in Latin America affect small and large Peruvian exporters to the region. Using a dataset that allows us to distinguish between tariffs and different types of non-tariff measures introduced by Latin American countries between 2000 and 2014, we find that large Peruvian exporters benefit rather than lose from the introduction of tariffs and non-tariff measures in their destination markets. Their export value increases and the probability that they exit the export sector decreases as they face new market-access barriers abroad. The reverse is true for small exporters, which are hurt by more stringent market-access barriers.

Keywords: Firm Heterogeneity, Non-Tariff-Measures, tariffs

JEL Classification: F13

Suggested Citation

Fugazza, Marco and Olarreaga, Marcelo and Ugarte, Cristian, On the Heterogeneous Effects of Market Access Barriers: Evidence from Small and Large Peruvian Exporters (April 2018). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12876, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3167241

Marco Fugazza (Contact Author)

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Marcelo Olarreaga

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Cristian Ugarte

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