Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/77436
Authors: 
Solleder, Olga
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Working Paper 08/2013
Abstract: 
Export taxes usage has recently risen. They are widely presumed to affect trade, but the lack of data has prevented a systematic evaluation of their trade effects. Based on a new dataset of tax rates at the product level, this paper estimates the distortionary trade effects of export taxes. The results, which are based on theory-consistent estimation of a structural gravity model, indicate that the elasticity of trade quantities to tax is -1.8 on average, rising to -5.5 for extractive sectors. The effects are driven by homogeneous goods. The results suggest that the burden of export taxes is shared by exporters and importers and that export taxes play a role in the rise of world prices.
Subjects: 
export taxes
export duties
export restrictions
export policy
trade policy
panel gravity models
GATT/WTO
JEL: 
F13
F42
O24
Q37
H23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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