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The Trade Effects Associated with U.S. Antidumping in the Steel Industry - Evidence from Three Case Studies

Eklund, Oskar (2010)
Department of Economics
Abstract
In this thesis I investigate the potential trade effects associated with three antidumping cases filed by the U.S. steel industry during the first decade of the 21st century. The analysis consists of a detailed case study, covering everything from the establishment of dumping margins to the final effects. The empirical results are consistent with expected effects, i.e. decreasing imports from targeted subject countries, increasing imports from non-subject countries and increasing prices in the domestic country. Since the results point towards trade diversion, I discuss what the benefits of filing AD measures are from a petitioner’s perspective. The conclusion is that the mere imposition of AD measures has significant intimidating effects... (More)
In this thesis I investigate the potential trade effects associated with three antidumping cases filed by the U.S. steel industry during the first decade of the 21st century. The analysis consists of a detailed case study, covering everything from the establishment of dumping margins to the final effects. The empirical results are consistent with expected effects, i.e. decreasing imports from targeted subject countries, increasing imports from non-subject countries and increasing prices in the domestic country. Since the results point towards trade diversion, I discuss what the benefits of filing AD measures are from a petitioner’s perspective. The conclusion is that the mere imposition of AD measures has significant intimidating effects on foreign firms. This situation is indirectly stimulated by the non-transparent practices used by the authorities to establish the presence of dumping. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In this thesis I investigate the potential trade effects associated with three antidumping cases filed by the U.S. steel industry during the first decade of the 21st century. The analysis consists of a detailed case study, covering everything from the establishment of dumping margins to the final effects. The empirical results are consistent with expected effects, i.e. decreasing imports from targeted subject countries, increasing imports from non-subject countries and increasing prices in the domestic country. Since the results point towards trade diversion, I discuss what the benefits of filing AD measures are from a petitioner’s perspective. The conclusion is that the mere imposition of AD measures has significant intimidating effects on foreign firms. This situation is indirectly stimulated by the non-transparent practices used by the authorities to establish the presence of dumping.},
  author       = {Eklund, Oskar},
  keyword      = {Dumping,Antidumping,trade diversion,Subject country,Steel,Trade destruction,U.S.,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Trade Effects Associated with U.S. Antidumping in the Steel Industry - Evidence from Three Case Studies},
  year         = {2010},
}