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Political connections and antidumping investigations: Evidence from China

Hongyong Zhang ()

China Economic Review, 2018, vol. 50, issue C, 34-41

Abstract: Do political connections affect antidumping (AD) investigations? To address this question, we use antidumping filings data combined with micro data on Chinese manufacturing firms for the period 1998–2007. The political connections of a firm are defined by whether it has state-owned capital or whether it is under the administration of central or provincial government. Estimating a probit model of AD filings at the firm level, we find that strong political connections significantly increase the likelihood of AD petitions and affirmative final dumping decisions. State-owned enterprises, firms affiliated with the central or provincial government, low productivity firms, and large firms tend to file AD investigations in China. The industry-level estimation results also confirm that the industries with a greater presence of state-owned enterprises are likely to apply for and receive trade protection from the Chinese government, controlling for import penetration, year, and industry fixed effects.

Keywords: Antidumping; Political connections; State-owned enterprises (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2018.03.001

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