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The good, the bad and the ugly: Chinese imports, European Union anti-dumping measures and firm performance

Jabbour, Liza, Tao, Zhigang, Vanino, Enrico ORCID: 0000-0002-4740-1501 and Zhang, Yan (2018) The good, the bad and the ugly: Chinese imports, European Union anti-dumping measures and firm performance. Journal of International Economics, 117. pp. 1-20. ISSN 0022-1996

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2018.12.004


This paper analyses the effects of the European Union's anti-dumping tariffs against Chinese imports on all affected firms: "the good" European import-competing firms, "the bad" Chinese exporters and "the ugly" European importers of dumped products. The results show that temporary import tariffs are beneficial to the least productive "good" EU producers, but harms the most productive "ugly" EU importers. Overall, the net effects of anti-dumping policy on European employment and exports are largely negative. Also tariffs enhance the productivity of surviving "bad" Chinese exporters and widens the productivity gap with European competitors.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Statistics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Commercial Policy; Protection; Promotion; Trade Negotiations; International Trade Organizations
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Country and Industry Studies of Trade
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L25 - Firm Performance: Size, Diversification and Scope, Age, Profit, and Sales
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 15:12
Last Modified: 31 May 2024 22:57
Projects: 71703085, 71703099, CWZ201514
Funders: Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Special Research Fund of China

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