Does Antidumping Use Contribute to Trade Liberalization?: An Empirical Analysis

CentER Discussion Paper No. 2006-61

44 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2006

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Michael Moore

George Washington University - Department of Economics

Maurizio Zanardi

University of Surrey - School of Economics

Date Written: June 2006

Abstract

Some supporters of antidumping have argued that this procedure serves as a kind of safety valve for protectionist pressure. This paper examines whether there is any empirical evidence that the use of antidumping actions has contributed to tariff reductions in a sample of 35 developing and developed countries. There is very little evidence that such a relationship might exist among the 27 developing countries in the sample. We do find some weak but inconsistent evidence for antidumping helping liberalization efforts in the experience of developed countries, which have been the traditional users of antidumping.

Keywords: Antidumping, Trade Liberalization, Commercial Policy

JEL Classification: F13, F14

Suggested Citation

Moore, Michael O. and Zanardi, Maurizio, Does Antidumping Use Contribute to Trade Liberalization?: An Empirical Analysis (June 2006). CentER Discussion Paper No. 2006-61, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=919816 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.919816

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Maurizio Zanardi

University of Surrey - School of Economics ( email )

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