Measuring the Restrictiveness of International Trade Policy

By James E. Anderson and J. Peter Neary

Published by MIT Press, December 2005

ISBN 0-262-01220-0
6 x 9, 352 pp., 34 illus.
$37.50/£24.95 (CLOTH)


"Anderson and Neary have produced a work of originality and importance, tackling the difficult problem of measuring the restrictiveness of trade arising from multiple instruments. It should wind up on the reading lists of all serious courses on commercial policy."

- Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Economics and Law, Columbia University

"In this volume, two of the finest minds in international trade theory bring together in a single place and within a coherent framework the many contributions they have made in recent years to the theory of measuring trade restrictiveness, and they also move that discussion in new directions. This will be an essential resource for both theoretical and empirical work on trade policy."

- Alan V. Deardorff, University of Michigan

"Anderson and Neary's theoretical analysis and empirical applications are invaluable for serious students of trade policy. We can expect their results to lay the foundation for the cross-country measurement of the distorting effects of tariffs and quotas."

- Robert Feenstra, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis

"Anderson and Neary have succeeded in making the measurement of trade-policy restrictiveness accessible and clear to a wide audience. In tackling this complex issue, they provide the technical apparatus and the intuition necessary to make both theory and applications comprehensible. This book will be an important reference for academics and trade-policy practitioners alike."

- Robert W. Staiger, Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison


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