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Phillip McCalman

Dept. of Economics
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
Australia

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Institutional Affiliation: University of Melbourne

NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2019The "New" Economics of Trade Agreements: From Trade Liberalization to Regulatory Convergence?
with Gene M. Grossman, Robert W. Staiger: w26132
What incentives do governments have to negotiate "new trade agreements," i.e., agreements that constrain not only governments' choices of tariffs, but also their domestic regulatory policies? We focus on horizontal product standards, i.e., those that impose requirements along a horizontal dimension of product differentiation. We introduce differences in ideal products across countries and consider cases in which product choices do not and do confer externalities on other national consumers. In addition to characterizing the features of the optimal new trade agreement in each environment, we ask whether detailed negotiations about regulatory rules are needed for global efficiency or whether an "old trade agreement" augmented by some "policed decentralization" of regulatory procedures can ac...
April 2006Comment on "International Trade in Motion Picture Services"
in International Trade in Services and Intangibles in the Era of Globalization, Marshall Reinsdorf and Matthew J. Slaughter, editors
 
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