The Trade Effects of Anti-Dumping Duties: Firm-level Evidence from China
Authors: Gabriel Felbermayr, and Alexander Sandkamp (European Economic Review, Vol. 122, Feb. 2020, 103367)
This paper uses Chinese customs data to investigate the trade effects of anti-dumping (AD) policies. Merging firm-level exports to firm-specific AD duties, we exploit differences across firms within products. This reduces endogeneity concerns which have plagued earlier research. Based on a firm-level gravity model, we find that, in line with the literature, AD duties reduce exports, induce firm exit but do not affect producer prices. However, our strategy yields substantially larger estimates. Imports to the EU react differently compared to those to the US. Smaller exporters are more heavily affected than larger ones, suggesting important within-industry reallocation effects. Moreover, we find evidence for trade deflection as AD duties lead to market entry of Chinese firms into third countries.
Keywords: Anti-dumping, China, Trade, Firm heterogeneity
JEL: F12, F13, F14, D22