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Size matters! Who is bashing whom in trade war?

Kaz Miyagiwa, Huasheng Song and Hylke Vandenbussche ()

International Review of Economics & Finance, 2016, vol. 45, issue C, 33-45

Abstract: In this paper we present a dynamic model of trade wars in contingent protection. We find that “market size” matters in trade wars in the sense that countries are more likely to initiate anti-dumping cases against countries having sufficiently smaller home markets relative to their own, but less likely against countries with larger markets. We test this “selective-targeting hypothesis” using World Bank data of worldwide anti-dumping filings during the years 1995–2014, and find strong support for it. Thus, our study indicates the importance of relative market size in understanding recent patterns of anti-dumping filings and contingent protection in world trade.

Keywords: Reciprocal dumping; Anti-dumping; Market size (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 L13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2016.05.001

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