Policy Choice: Theory and Evidence from Commitment via International Trade Agreements
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Limão gratefully acknowledges the research assistance of Antoine Gervais and Shrayes Ramesh as well as the hospitality of the Kiel Institute for World Economy where part of this research was conducted. We thank Stephanie Aaronson, Chad Bown, Peter Debaere, Allan Drazen, Andrei Levchenko, Horst Raff, Robert Staiger, Alan Sykes and participants at the American Economic Association Meetings, Stanford Law and Economics seminar, the George Washington University Seminar on Regionalism, Kiel University, International Economic Institutions Workshop in Seoul and Brandeis WTO and International Trade Conference for useful comments and discussions. Any remaining errors are ours. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.