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Quota restrictions and intra-firm reallocations : evidence from Chinese exports to the US

Upward, Richard; Wang, Zheng

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Richard Upward

Zheng Wang



Abstract

We study how Chinese textile and clothing firms adjusted the product structure of their exports to the US, as triggered by the termination of Multifiber Arrangement (MFA) quotas. We find that the removal of MFA quotas induced firms to expand their product scope while reducing the concentration on their core product. These effects are strong for domestic and foreign privately-owned firms, but insignificant for state-owned firms.

Citation

Upward, R., & Wang, Z. (2016). Quota restrictions and intra-firm reallocations : evidence from Chinese exports to the US. Economics letters, 144, (71-74). doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2016.04.025. ISSN 0165-1765

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 20, 2016
Online Publication Date May 4, 2016
Publication Date 2016-07
Deposit Date Apr 25, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 4, 2016
Journal Economics letters
Print ISSN 0165-1765
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 144
Pages 71-74
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2016.04.025
Keywords Quota; MFA; Textile; Product scope; Product concentration
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/436893
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176516301355
Copyright Statement ©2017, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Economics letters, 2016, v.144.

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