Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/172866
Authors: 
Gassebner, Martin
Gnutzmann-Mkrtchyan, Arevik
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) 612
Abstract: 
While it is well understood that industrialized countries use aid to grant political favors, little research covers alternative channels such as trade policy towards developing countries. We analyze eligibility investigations and revoking of U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits to see whether political friends of the U.S. receive favorable treatment. While countries politically aligned with the U.S. are equally likely to be investigated, they are significantly less likely to have their benefits suspended.
Subjects: 
Trade Policy
Development
Generalized System of Preferences
United Nations General Assembly
JEL: 
F13
F53
O19
O24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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