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Import competition in Australian manufacturing industries

Sawers, Ken M


The response of domestic factor markets to relative price adjustment is analysed with special emphasis on the role of import competition since industry policy in Australia is primarily concerned with intervention in import flows. Trade expenditure functions are applied to data for 35 Australian manufacturing industries for the period 1968/69 and 1982/83. The elasticity results show import flows to be more price responsive than suggested by previous studies, with implications for tariff policy...[Show more]

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Date published: 1988-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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