Antidumping, productivity and resource misallocation

Bruno Morando, Carol Newman and John Rand
May 2020

The role of antidumping legislation is to protect domestic producers against competition from imports that are being sold below market cost. It is the most common form of trade protection used in economies throughout the world. There is, however, little empirical evidence on their actual impact on the productivity of firms and the economy more broadly, particularly in developing country settings. This paper will explore the impact of antidumping legislation on productivity in South Africa.

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