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  The Effects of Tariff Changes on the Quality of Trade
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Schauer, Christoph Alexander1, Forfatter
Jakob R., Munch2, Vejleder
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1Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7001              
2Økonomisk Institut, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7014              
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Ukontrollerede emneord: international trade, product quality, tariffs
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2013-04-22
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Bogmærk denne post: https://diskurs.kb.dk/item/diskurs:47030:1
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Sprog: English - eng
 Datoer: 2013-02-25
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 Publiceringsinfo: København : Københavns Universitet
 Indholdsfortegnelse: Thesis summary
1. Introduction
2. Theory
2.1. The Hummels & Skiba model of the Alchian-Allen hypothesis
2.1.1. The intuition behind the Alchian-Allen hypothesis
2.1.2. The formal model
2.1.3. Relative demand for high quality and per unit transport costs
2.1.4. Relative demand for high quality and ad valorem tariffs
2.1.5. Summary of the Hummels & Skiba model
2.2. The quality heterogeneous firms trade model
2.2.1. The rationale of the quality heterogeneous firms trade model
2.2.2 .The Melitz model
2.2.3. The quality heterogeneous firms trade model - formally
3. Data
3.1. Measurements of quality in the literature
3.1.1. Product ratings and guides
3.1.2. Unit values
3.1.3. Market shares
3.1.4. Other methods
3.2. The method of determining quality developed in this thesis
3.2.1. The process
3.2.2. Advantages and disadvantages of the approach
3.2.3. Supporting the quality ranking by unit values
3.3. The COMEXT data on trade flows
3.4. THE TARIC data on import duties
3.5. Additional data
4. Empirics
4.1. The gravity equation
4.2. Trade zeros
4.2.1. Defining trade zeros
4.2.2. Examining the pattern of trade zeros
4.3. The general effect of tariffs on imports
4.3.1. Descriptive statistics on duties
4.3.2. Estimating the general effect of tariffs on imports
4.4. Testing the quality heterogeneous firms trade model
4.4.1. The effect of tariff changes on quality
4.4.2. The effect of distance on quality
4.4.3. Summary of results
4.5. Testing the Hummels & Skiba model
4.5.1. The effect of per unit and ad valorem tariff changes on quality
4.5.2. The effect of distance on quality
5. Concluding Remarks
References
Appendix 1: Derivation of equations (E3) and (E4) of the Hummels & Skiba model
Appendix 2: Distances between the EU and its trade partners
Appendix 3: List of quality-differentiated products
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