Quantifying Disruptive Trade Policies

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Edward J. Balistreri

University of Nebraska

Christoph Boehringer

University of Oldenburg

Thomas Rutherford

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Date Written: 2018


Mainstream economic wisdom favoring cooperative free trade is challenged by a wave of disruptive trade policies. In this paper, we provide quantitative evidence concerning the economic impacts of tariffs implemented by the United States in 2018 and the subsequent retaliations by partner countries. Our analysis builds on a multi-region multi-sector general-equilibrium simulation model of the global economy that includes an innovative monopolistic-competition structure of bilateral representative firms.

Keywords: applied economic analysis, multi-region models, trade policy, monopolistic competition, trade wars

JEL Classification: C680, F120, F170

Suggested Citation

Balistreri, Edward J. and Böhringer, Christoph and Rutherford, Thomas, Quantifying Disruptive Trade Policies (2018). CESifo Working Paper No. 7382, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3338711 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3338711

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Thomas Rutherford

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