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Évaluer les effets des mesures non tarifaires sur les prix et les volumes d’échanges

Olivier Cadot, Julien Gourdon () and Frank van Tongeren ()

Revue d’économie du développement, 2019, vol. 27, issue 1, 11-43

Abstract: A novel econometric method is used to estimate trade effects of non-tariff measures for roughly 5?000?traded goods and for 86?countries. It explicitly distinguishes several types of measures and ascertains their distinct effects on trade volumes and prices. The latter feature allows disentangling trade-cost effects associated with non-tariff measures (NTMs) from possible demand enhancing effects that come from reducing information asymmetries and strengthening consumer confidence in imported products. The volumebased estimates yield information on how NTMs ultimately affect trade?: the trade cost associated with NTMs, as captured by the ad?valorem estimates, often reduces trade volumes, as expected, but not always. In a number of cases, in particular in the SPS area, trade is found to expand, even though trade costs rise. This is likely explained by closer regulatory environments between those countries, but the trade-enhancing features of such measures merit further study.

Keywords: non-tariff measures; price gaps; regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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