2020, Volume 73 - Issue 1
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Publication date: 04 February 2020
THE IMPACT OF EXCHANGE RATE VOLATILITY ON THE SECURITY MARKETS IN BRICS ECONOMIESRead the article
THE DETERMINANTS OF IMPORT DEMAND IN SOUTH AFRICA: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATIONRead the article
THE IMPACT OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PUBLIC DEBT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM ZIMBABWERead the article
THE GREAT RECESSION AND THE DETERMINANTS OF TARIFF AND ANTIDUMPING RESTRICTIONS IN ARGENTINA, BRAZIL AND MEXICO: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDYRead the article
Alejandro JACOBO, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas (FCE) and Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Económicas (CIECS-CONICET), Córdoba, Argentina
Ileana R. JALILE, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas (FCE), Córdoba, Argentina
During the Great Recession (GR) several Latin American economies were active users of trade policies measures. However, their protectionist response is frequently seen as an instrument to attain other goals rather than those related to overcome the GR. This paper explores what is behind countries’ conduct and summarizes the macro and microeconomic determinants of tariff and antidumping (AD) barriers in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico using pre- and post-2008 GR trade and protection data. As to tariff barriers, institutional agreements appear to have kept applied tariff in control after the crisis, while the positive impact of intra-industry trade reveals the governmental dependence on tariff revenue in both Sud-American countries. As to AD determinants, the evidence indicates that Argentina have further increased AD investigations after the crisis as a complement to tariff. Finally, the GR has not reinforced the relationship between movements in the exchange rate and the start of an AD procedure.
Trade, Trade Policy, Trade Barriers, Antidumping
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