The theory of trade policy and reform

Rodney Falvey, Udo Kreickemeier

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Historically, trade taxes have been an important source of government revenue in subsistence-oriented economies with large informal sectors. As countries developed and economic activity became more market-oriented, governments sourced revenue frorn broader, more efficient tax bases. But trade taxesremained, with protection of domestic import-competing activity, rather than revenue, becoming their primary motivation. This shift of motivation also facilitated the substitution of alternative policies, quantitative restrictions for example, which would limit import competition without necessarily generating revenue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave handbook of international trade
EditorsD Bernhofen, R Falvey, D Greenaway, U Kreickemeier
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages265-294
Number of pages30
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780230217270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Trade reform
Trade policy
Government revenue
Revenue
Import
Tax base
Informal sector
Developed countries
Import competition
Tax
Economic activity
Subsistence
Substitution

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Falvey, R., & Kreickemeier, U. (2011). The theory of trade policy and reform. In D. Bernhofen, R. Falvey, D. Greenaway, & U. Kreickemeier (Eds.), Palgrave handbook of international trade (1 ed., pp. 265-294). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-30531-1_9
Falvey, Rodney ; Kreickemeier, Udo. / The theory of trade policy and reform. Palgrave handbook of international trade. editor / D Bernhofen ; R Falvey ; D Greenaway ; U Kreickemeier. 1. ed. United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. pp. 265-294
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The theory of trade policy and reform. / Falvey, Rodney; Kreickemeier, Udo.

Palgrave handbook of international trade. ed. / D Bernhofen; R Falvey; D Greenaway; U Kreickemeier. 1. ed. United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. p. 265-294.

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Falvey R, Kreickemeier U. The theory of trade policy and reform. In Bernhofen D, Falvey R, Greenaway D, Kreickemeier U, editors, Palgrave handbook of international trade. 1 ed. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. 2011. p. 265-294 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-30531-1_9