On the effects of antidumping legislation

Pedro Pita Barros, Xavier Martinez-Giralt

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We show that the nature and extent of trade is significantly affected by the pricing policy that firms are allowed to employ. A switch from discriminatory to non-discriminatory pricing (e.g., strict antidumping laws) leads to a switch from two-way trade to one-way trade. It is far from true that consumers will necessarily be favoured by such a policy switch. The distribution of gains is also significantly affected by relative country size. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-72
JournalRegional Science and Urban Economics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


  • Antidumping legislation
  • Market segmentation
  • One-way trade


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