Antidumping and Plant Closure

  title={Antidumping and Plant Closure},
  author={Robert M. Feinberg and James C. Hartigan},
As an indicator of 'material injury' in antidumping petitions, companies often claim plant closings have been caused by unfairly-traded imports or threaten plant closings if no relief is provided. This paper analyzes a sample of 91 companies involved in US antidumping proceedings in the 2002 to 2005 period to examine the determinants of plant closing activity with particular emphasis on the role of the antidumping process in the timing of plant closing announcements. We find that larger firms… CONTINUE READING