The political economy of Japan's Tariff Policy : a quantitative analysis
This thesis uses quantitative techniques in an attempt to identify the underlying determinants of nominal and effective tariff protection of manufacturing industry in Japan. The two alternative models of tariff policy formation in Japan -- the national income maximization model (Japan Inc.) and the income redistribution model -- are well suited to cross-sectional regression analysis because they make completely contradictory predictions about the relationship between tariff protection...[Show more]
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