Dumping and Antidumping Duties
The majority of the world’s countries have antidumping (AD) statutes in place, hundreds of AD actions occur annually across these countries, and AD criteria and procedures have been codified in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and its successor, the World Trade Organization. AD’s unique characteristics along with its high incidence of use make it a particularly apt policy for studying numerous trade theories and political economy models. We review the economics literature on dumping and antidumping activity, with particular emphasis on the evolution of the literature and the most recent contributions. We also point the reader to resources and rich data available to study AD, as well as our thoughts (in a concluding section) on where scholars should next focus their attention in this literature.
We would like to thank Meredith Crowley, Pinelopi Goldberg, Doug Irwin, Ohyun Kwon, Jee-Hyeong Park, Nina Pavcnik, and Hylke Vandenbussche for their comments and suggestions. We are especially indebted to Chad Bown for his insights and very detailed comments on a preliminary draft. Any omissions and mistakes are ours. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
B.A. Blonigen, T.J. Prusa, Chapter 3 - Dumping and Antidumping Duties, Editor(s): Kyle Bagwell, Robert W. Staiger, Handbook of Commercial Policy, North-Holland, Volume 1, Part B, 2016, Pages 107-159, ISSN 2214-3122, ISBN 9780444639226, https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.hescop.2016.04.008.