Bairoch revisited : tariff structure and growth in the late nineteenth century

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Show simple item record Tena Junguito, Antonio 2011-06-30T15:45:43Z 2011-06-30T15:45:43Z 2009-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation European Review of Economic History, 2010, v. 14, n. 1, pp. 111-143
dc.identifier.issn 1361-4916
dc.description.abstract This article revisits Bairoch’s hypothesis that in the late nineteenth century tariffs were positively associated with growth, as recently confirmed by a new generation of quantitative studies (see O’Rourke 2000; Jacks 2006; Clemens and Williamson 2002, 2004). This article highlights the importance of the structure of protection in the relation between trade policy and its potential growth-promoting impact. Evidence is based on a new database on industrial tariffs for the 1870s. The results show that income, factor endowment and policy independence are important for explaining regional asymmetries between tariffs and growth. At a global level, increased protection, measured by total and average tariffs on manufactures, implied more unskilled inefficient protection and less growth, and this is especially true for the poor countries in the late nineteenth century. Protection was only positive for a ‘rich club’ if we include in this group new settler countries, which grew rapidly in the late nineteenth century and imposed high tariffs mainly for fiscal reasons
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.rights ©Cambridge University Press
dc.subject.other Tariffs and growth
dc.subject.other Tariff structure
dc.title Bairoch revisited : tariff structure and growth in the late nineteenth century
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.subject.eciencia Historia
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S1361491609990062
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 111
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 143
dc.identifier.publicationtitle European Review of Economic History
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 14
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