Quantitative Methods for Assessing the Effects of Non-tariff Measures and Trade Facilitation

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Philippa S. Dee, Michael J. Ferrantino
World Scientific, 2005 - Business & Economics - 664 pages
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As tariffs have fallen worldwide, the increasing importance of non-tariff policies for further trade liberalization has become widely recognized. The methods for assessing the potential effects of such liberalization have lagged significantly behind those available for analyzing tariffs. This book is the first volume that comprehensively addresses this gap. It has been designed to be useful for both economists and policymakers, especially for those involved in communicating ideas and results between economists and policymakers. This indispensable book contains cutting-edge discussions of the full range of methodologies used in this area, including business surveys, summary statistics such as effective rates of protection and price gaps, time-series and panel econometrics, and simulation methods such as computable general equilibrium. It covers the entire spectrum of polices under discussion in current trade negotiations, including trade facilitation, services policies, quantitative measures, customs procedures, standards, movement of natural persons, and anti-dumping.
  

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Contents

Introduction
13
Obtaining Data on the Incidence of NTMs
41
The Effects of Servicestype Measures
71
Trade Facilitation
121
The Effects of Quotatype and Standardstype Measures
193
Estimating Tariff Equivalents of NTMs Without Simulation
235
The Effects of Other Policies
337
Using Estimates of NTM Impacts in Simulations
435
Methodological Aids
541
Index
653
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