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Trade Protection along Supply Chains


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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 

Trade, Development and Political Economy presents

Trade Protection along Supply Chains

The authors combine detailed information on antidumping duties with US input-output data to study the effects of trade protection along supply chains.  They find that tariffs in upstream industries have large negative effects on downstream industries, raising input prices and decreasing employment, sales, and investment. Their baseline estimates for the last seven complete presidential terms (1988-2016) indicate that around 570,000 US jobs were lost in downstream industries due to AD duties against China in upstream industries, while in the first two years of  Trump’s presidency almost 200,000 jobs were lost in downstream industries due to such measures.

Paola Conconi

Professor of Economics

ECARES,  Université Libre de Bruxelles

Paola Conconi is Professor of Economics at ECARES,  Université Libre de Bruxelles, a Research Fellow at the CEPR and Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development. She has published in top Economics journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and the Review of Economic Studies. She is also on the editorial boards of well-known academic Economics journals. Professor Conconi holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK.

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