Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Mary Amiti
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 April 2004
Keywords: Agglomeration, downstream firms, trade liberalization, upstream firms, vertical ilinks, final goods, intermediate inputs, tariff rates, trade costs, uniform tariffs
This paper analyzes whether uniform tariffs give rise to the highest welfare compared with tariffs that either escalate or de-escalate along the value chain of production. We show that countries may be better off w...