Quantitative Methods for Trade-Barrier Analysis

Quantitative Methods for Trade-Barrier Analysis

by Sam Laird, Alexander Yeats

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Quantitative Methods for Trade-Barrier Analysis by Sam Laird, Alexander Yeats

Providing an evaluation of procedures for quantifying the effects of non-tariff barriers, this book examines the theoretical bases for alternative procedures for measuring NTBs effects, and also presents a critical survey of previous studies that utilized these empirical studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349111435
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Edition description: 1st ed. 1990
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Policy issues involving nontariff barriers: informational needs for corrective policy action; the costs and consequences of protectionism; implications of NTBs for trade and development policies; NTBs and the Uruguay Round; the trade potentials of the socialists countries. Part 2 Quantitative approaches to trade barrier analysis: the nontariff measure inventory approach; economic effects of NTBs - a general analysis; methods for quantifying specific nontariff barriers; special purpose estimation procedures. Part 3 Simulating the effects of trade liberalization: basic features of partial equilibrium trade models; the data and parameters; illustrative policy applciations. Part 4 The implications of NTB inventory studies: the global importance of nontariff measures; the sectorial coverage of nontariff measures; national variations in nontariff measure usage; nontariff measures in developing countries. Part 5 The trade and economic consequences of NTBs: studies based on the inventory approach; studies of agricultural trade barriers; studies relating to textiles and clothing; studies relating to ferrous metals; studies relating to other manufactured products. Appendices: country-product classification for trade barrier analysis; approximating the effective rate of protection; tariff protection in developed and developing countries; a glossary of nontariff measures; the Punta del Este Ministerial declaration.

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