Is Protectionism on the Rise ? Assessing National Trade Policies during the Crisis of 2008

@inproceedings{Kee2011IsPO,
  title={Is Protectionism on the Rise ? Assessing National Trade Policies during the Crisis of 2008},
  author={Hiau Looi Kee and Cristina Neagu and Alessandro Nicita},
  year={2011}
}
This paper quanti…es trade policy changes and the associated trade impact for about 100 countries between 2008 and 2009. Results show that there has been no widespread increase in protectionism. Only a few countries, like Russia, Argentina, Turkey and China have increased tari¤s on major imported products. The United States and the European Union, by contrast, rely mainly on anti-dumping duties to shield domestic industries. Overall, while the rise in tari¤s and anti-dumping duties may have… CONTINUE READING
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