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Plant-Level Responses to Antidumping Duties: Evidence from U.S. Manufacturers

Justin Pierce ()

Working Papers from U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies

Abstract: This paper describes the effects of a temporary increase in tariffs on the performance and behavior of U.S. manufacturers. Using antidumping duties as an example of temporary protection, I compare the responses of protected manufacturers to those predicted by models of trade with heterogeneous firms. I find that apparent increases in revenue productivity associated with antidumping duties are primarily due to increases in prices and mark-ups, as physical productivity falls among protected plants. Moreover, antidumping duties slow the reallocation of resources from less productive to more productive uses by reducing product-switching behavior among protected plants.

Keywords: Antidumping; Temporary Protection; Heterogeneous Firms; Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 53 pages
Date: 2009-10, Revised 2011-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-eff and nep-int
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