Discussion paper

DP1590 On the Effects of Anti-dumping Legislation

We show that the nature and extent of trade is significantly affected by the pricing policy that firms are allowed to employ. A switch from discriminatory to non-discriminatory pricing (e.g. strict anti-dumping laws) leads to a switch from two-way trade to one-way trade. It is far from true that consumers will necessarily be favoured by such a policy switch. The distribution of gains is also significantly affected by relative country size.


Martinez-Giralt, X and P Barros (1997), ‘DP1590 On the Effects of Anti-dumping Legislation‘, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 1590. CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/dp1590