Tavares, Samia (2006): The Common External Tariff in a Customs Union: Voting, Logrolling, and National Government Interests.
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Missing from the analysis of customs unions has been a consideration of collective decisionmaking by countries regarding the union’s common trade policy. In the case of the common European external tariff, how governments voted was not public information. This paper uses a unique dataset to derive member states’ tariff preferences, which are then used to establish the decision rule before 1987, when individual governments had veto power. Results indicate a principle of unanimity, as well as the presence of logrolling. The political equilibrium for the common external tariff is also illustrated to have shifted as a result of union enlargements.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Rochester Institute of Technology|
|Original Title:||The Common External Tariff in a Customs Union: Voting, Logrolling, and National Government Interests|
|Keywords:||Collective decisions; tariff preferences; political economy; European Community; decisive voter|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D72 - Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy ; International Trade Organizations
|Depositing User:||Samia Costa Tavares|
|Date Deposited:||29. Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||17. Mar 2015 17:36|
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