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Title: Anti-dumping and world technology development : An empirical analysis.
Keywords: Anti-dumping, Developing Countries, Technology, Tariff, Exchange rate
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2010
Citation: NGUYEN MY THUY (2010-01-21). Anti-dumping and world technology development : An empirical analysis.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Developing countries are emerging as frequent and active users of antidumping instrument. The thesis exploits a huge panel dataset of 8 developing countries filing against 46 affected countries in 54 industries ISIC revision 3 over 9 years from 1996 to 2004 as an attempt to examine the determinants of industry pursuit and receipt of antidumping protection in developing countries especially the relationship between antidumping investigations in filing countries and technology innovations in affected countries. Econometric models suggest that changing macroeconomic conditions influence antidumping behaviour. First, appreciation in filing countries? currency leads to increases in number of antidumping initiations from 9.2% to 11.8%. In addition, when filing countries experience a slump in industry growth, they tend to raise antidumping investigations from 0.3% to 0.7%. The thesis also reports a negative relationship between antidumping use and tariff level in developing countries. The estimation results provide evidences that contribute to support the ?antidumping as a protection tool? hypothesis. Technology innovation possessed by exporting countries is found to have positive impact on importing countries? antidumping use after controlling for macroeconomic conditions. An increase of 100% in the output per employee raises the number of antidumping initiations by 77%. In addition, one unit increase in value added per employee makes the industries raise antidumping investigations by 12.37 times given that all other variables are at their mean. My empirical study makes two contributions to the little existing literature on developing countries? antidumping use. First, I use a more comprehensive data set broken down in 54 industries to examine the filing pattern in developing countries. Second, I include a set of technological variables in order to explore the new determinants of antidumping use in developing countries.
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