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Anti-dumping Laws and Oligopolistic Trade

Gérard Gaudet () and Jiang Bian
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Jiang Bian: University of Singapore, Postal: Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Singapore, Singapore

Journal of Economic Integration, 1997, vol. 12, 62-86

Abstract: We study the effect of anti-dumping laws in a differentiated products quanti - ty-setting oligopoly. Dumping may or may not occur in the model and may or may not be reciprocal. We show that the effect of adopting an anti-dumping policy on the welfare of the importing country is ambiguous. It can even lead to an increase in the consumers’ surplus in the importing country. Hence the importing country may in some cases find strong reasons for the adoption of an anti-dumping policy. We then study the endogenous determination of the equi - librium anti-dumping policies in a two-stage game with reciprocal dumping in which the two governments simultaneously choose anti-dumping policies in a first stage. We provide a suf ficient condition, relating the degree of substi - tutability in demand between the two goods and transport cost, in order for each country to have an incentive to deviate unilaterally from free trade in the presence of anti-dumping laws. We show that governments acting cooperatively to maximize world welfare should choose to endorse the institution of antidumping laws.

Keywords: Anti-dumping; Laws (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F12 F13 L13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997
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