Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/144978
Authors: 
Azarnert, Leonid V.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5943
Abstract: 
This article presents a Ricardian model of trade with learning-by-doing to study the effect of barriers to trade in products with low growth potential on the long-run economic growth. The model shows that, when elasticity of demand for the product with a lower learning potential is greater than unity, a tariff imposed on this product can shift the demand toward the product with a higher learning potential, thus enhancing growth in the exporter economy. Therefore, although with some possible negative effect on the welfare in the short run, barriers for the export of natural luxury goods may be beneficial for developing economies in the long run, since they increase their incentive to develop sectors with higher growth potential.
Subjects: 
trade barriers
luxury goods
learning-by-doing
JEL: 
F11
F15
F41
O41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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