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GTAP Resource #1486

"The Effects of Non-Tariff Measures on Prices, Trade, and Welfare: CGE Implementation of Policy-Based Price Comparisons "
by Andriamananjara, Soamiely, Judith Dean, Michael Ferrantino, Robert Feinberg, Rodney Ludema and Marinos Tsigas

ABSTRACT: The global economic effects of eliminating significant categories of non-tariff measures (NTMs) are estimated in an econometric CGE context. As a first step, a database of institutional information identifying alleged instances of NTMs for particular products and countries is constructed based on WTO, U.S. Government, and EU sources (so-called "complaint reports"), and compared with the UNCTAD policy inventory. This database is then concorded to a GTAP-feasible multiregion, multisector aggregation. Retail price data for over 100 products from the EIU CityData database, similarly concorded, are analyzed econometrically, taking into account systematic deviations from purchasing-power parity, to determine whether and to what extent the presence of alleged NTMs is associated with significantly higher prices. The estimated direct price effects of the NTMs are then used to calibrate the CGE framework that provides disaggregated estimates of trade and welfare effects of their removal.

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Category: 2004 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 7th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Washington DC, USA
Date: 2004
Created: Ferrantino, M. (4/30/2004)
Updated: Ahmed, S. (9/13/2004)
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