Monday, November 2, 2020 4:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Trade, Development and Political Economy presents
What's Tariffs Got to Do with It?
After successive rounds of tariff reductions by GATT/WTO
members, non-tariff measures (NTM) have increasingly become the focal point of
multilateral trade negotiations. It remains an open question whether the
liberalization in tariff rates has subsequently been weakened or even erased by
increases in NTMs. The author systematically answers this question using a
product-level global panel of WTO members over the period 1996-2018.
David Kuenzel is Assistant Professor of Economics at
Wesleyan University. His research interests are in international trade and
economic growth. His work has been published in well-known academic economics
journals such as the European Economic Review and the Canadian Journal of
Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Washington,
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