Did US safeguards resuscitate Harley-Davidson in the 1980s?
Taiju Kitano and
Hiroshi Ohashi ()
Journal of International Economics, 2009, vol. 79, issue 2, 186-197
This paper examines US safeguards applied to the motorcycle market in the 1980s. After receiving temporary protection by means of a maximum tariff of over 45%, Harley-Davidson sales recovered dramatically. Simulations, based on structural demand and supply estimates, indicate that while safeguard tariffs did benefit Harley-Davidson, they only account for a fraction of its increased sales. This is primarily because consumers perceived that Harley-Davidson and Japanese large motorcycles were poorly matched substitutes for each other. Our results provide little evidence that safeguard provisions triggered restructuring in Harley-Davidson.
Keywords: Safeguard; Tariff; Random; coefficient; discrete; choice; model; Motorcycles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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