The Infant Industry Argument: Tariffs, NTMs and Innovation
|Title:||The Infant Industry Argument: Tariffs, NTMs and Innovation||Authors:||Bagayev, Igor
Davies, Ronald B.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8364||Date:||Jan-2017||Abstract:||One rationale for the infant industry argument is that, by protecting domestic firms from foreign competition, this increases rents and investment in innovation and other growth enhancing measures. Using data on 4,750 firms across 13 developing countries, we examine whether protection via tariffs or non-tariff measures (SPS and TBT specifically) increase innovation in either products or processes. We find no such evidence; instead we find a small negative impact of protection, particularly tariffs and TBTs, on innovation.||Funding Details:||European Commission - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Keywords:||Non-tariff measures; Technical barriers to trade; Innovation; Infant industry||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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