EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

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

Justin Pierce ()

No 2011-40, Finance and Economics Discussion Series from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

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 duties - United States; Manufacturing industries - United States (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (46) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2011/201140/201140abs.html (text/html)
http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2011/201140/201140pap.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Plant-level responses to antidumping duties: Evidence from U.S. manufacturers (2011) Downloads
Working Paper: Plant-Level Responses to Antidumping Duties: Evidence from U.S. Manufacturers (2011) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fip:fedgfe:2011-40

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Finance and Economics Discussion Series from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2021-05-17
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgfe:2011-40