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Plant-level responses to antidumping duties: Evidence from U.S. manufacturers

Justin Pierce ()

Journal of International Economics, 2011, vol. 85, issue 2, 222-233

Abstract: This paper describes the effects of a temporary increase in tariffs on the performance and behavior of U.S. manufacturers. Using a dataset that includes the full population of U.S. manufacturing plants, I show that an apparent positive correlation between antidumping duties and traditional revenue productivity is likely misleading. For the subset of plants reporting quantity-based output data, increases in prices and markups artificially inflate the effect of antidumping duties on revenue productivity, while physical productivity actually falls. Moreover, antidumping duties allow low-productivity plants to continue producing protected products, slowing the reallocation of resources from less productive to more productive uses.

Keywords: Antidumping; Temporary protection; Heterogeneous firms; Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2011.07.006

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