Entry regulation: Still costly

Markus Poschke, 29 January 2011

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For most affected countries, the recent European debt crisis at its root is also a growth crisis. It is then only appropriate that structural reforms and deregulation be still on the agenda. For instance, costs due to entry regulation are still relatively high in some continental European countries, with large knock-on effects on aggregate output and productivity.

Topics: International trade, Microeconomic regulation
Tags: barriers to trade, protectionism

Are capital controls effective?

Eduardo Levy Yeyati, 20 January 2011

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“Not only are they ineffective but, in addition, they raise domestic interest rates.” This type of internally inconsistent commentary is not unusual when discussing capital controls – a subject marked with strong beliefs and weak data.

Topics: International finance
Tags: Argentina, capital controls, Chile, protectionism, US

Argentina’s border emergency-kit in times of global crisis: In case of fire, break the glass

Demián Dalle, Federico Lavopa, 11 January 2011

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After the outbreak of the global financial and economic crisis in mid-2008, unilateral and discriminatory trade measures multiplied in number.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Argentina, Global Trade Alert, protectionism

Crisis protectionism: The observed trade impact

Brad McDonald, Christian Henn, 22 December 2010

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The global financial crisis brought with it fear. No small amount of it was focused on the possibility of extreme 1930s-style protectionism. Thanks to an ambitious macroeconomic policy response and strong global trade institutions, the worst fears have been avoided, at least for the time being (Eichengreen and Irwin 2009).

Topics: Global crisis, International trade
Tags: Global Trade Alert, international trade, protectionism

What can we realistically expect from the G20?

Simon J Evenett, 12 November 2010

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US President George W Bush called the first crisis-related Heads of Government meeting in November 2008. The current incarnation of the G20 is entitled, therefore, to celebrate its second birthday at the forthcoming summit in Seoul. Over the past month, however, concerns have been raised about the health of this infant.

Topics: Global governance
Tags: G20, global governance, protectionism

Chinese firm and industry reactions to antidumping

Chunding Li, John Whalley, 11 November 2010

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Over the last decade, China has been the target for the largest number of antidumping measures of any country in the world. With the onset of the global crisis, antidumping has becomes even more in vogue (Bown 2010).

Topics: International trade
Tags: antidumping, China, protectionism

The state of protectionism on the eve of the Seoul G20 summit

Simon J Evenett, 8 November 2010

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If media coverage is anything to go by, October 2010 saw a resurgence of fears about protectionism. Concerns that unheeded complaints about the Chinese exchange-rate regime would ultimately provoke other countries to resort to competitive devaluations and more traditional forms of trade protectionism came to the fore.

Topics: International trade
Tags: currency dispute, G20, Global Trade Alert, protectionism

Tensions Contained... For Now: The 8th GTA Report

Simon J Evenett, 8 November 2010

Tensions Contained... For Now: The 8th Global Trade Alert Report can be downloaded here.

URL: http://www.globaltradealert.org/tensions_contained_8th_gta_report
Topics: International trade
Tags: currency dispute, Global Trade Alert, murky protectionsim, protectionism

Straight out of Mad Men: US markets import protection as export promotion

Michael Moore, Thomas Prusa, 8 November 2010

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“We will double our exports over the next five years, an increase that will support two million jobs in America.”

President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, 2010.

Topics: International trade
Tags: antidumping, international trade, protectionism, US

Managed exports and the recovery of world trade: The seventh Global Trade Alert report

Simon J Evenett, 16 September 2010

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While there remains considerable uncertainty about the pace of the recovery of the world economy, there is little doubt about the trajectory for world trade in 2010. Having fallen by 12.2% in 2009, according to the latest forecasts from the World Trade Organization, world trade is expected to grow 9.5% in 2010.

Topics: International trade
Tags: exports, Global Trade Alert, international trade, protectionism

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