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Handbook of Trade Policy for Development$
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Arvid Lukauskas, Robert M. Stern, and Gianni Zanini

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199680405

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680405.001.0001

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Tools for Applied Goods Trade Policy Analysis: An Introduction

Tools for Applied Goods Trade Policy Analysis: An Introduction

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(p.184) Chapter 7 Tools for Applied Goods Trade Policy Analysis: An Introduction
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Handbook of Trade Policy for Development
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Soamiely Andriamananjara

Olivier Cadot

Jean-Marie Grether

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680405.003.0007

Soamiely Andriamananjara, Olivier Cadot, and Jean-Marie Grether discuss the data and statistical instruments available for applied trade policy analysis. A variety of analytical and statistical tools now permit trade analysts to create a rigorous but accessible portrait of the policy-relevant features of a country’s trade patterns and the consequences of its policy choices. The authors examine the practical data and implementation issues for the most widely used tools to enable the reader to understand how these models are constructed and what can and cannot be gleaned from them. Among the topics covered are methods for presenting a picture of a country’s trade performance and standard measures of its trade policy stance, the econometric techniques that can be used to assess ex post the effects of trade policies on trade flows and key features of the domestic economy, and the principle attributes of the tools used in the ex-ante assessment of trade policy.

Keywords:   Statistical tools, data analysis, trade, trade patterns, econometrics, trade policy, Applied analysis, indicators, performance, policy tools

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