The Empirical Landscape of Trade Policy

  title={The Empirical Landscape of Trade Policy},
  author={Chad P. Bown and M. Crowley},
  journal={CEPR Discussion Paper Series},
This paper surveys empirically the broad features of trade policy in goods for 31 major economies that collectively represented 83 percent of the world's population and 91 percent of the world's GDP in 2013. We address five questions: Do some countries have more liberal trading regimes than others? Within countries, which industries receive the most import protection? How do trade policies change over time? Do countries discriminate among their trading partners when setting trade policy… Expand
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