An asymmetry between import and export taxes.

A. Razin, L. E.O. Svensson

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Analyses whether trade policies such as import tariffs and export taxes have unambiguous effects on the trade balance. Shows that a temporary tariff raises the real interest rate and thereby reduces spending which, in turn, improves the trade balance. Also shows that a temporary export tax affects the real interest rate in the opposite direction and worsens the trade balance.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
JournalUniversity of Stockholm, Institute for International Economic Studies, Seminar Paper
StatePublished - 1982


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