A Protectionism Index for Non-Tariff Measures: An Application to Maximum Residue Levels

dc.contributor.author Li, Yuan
dc.contributor.author Beghin, John
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-18T00:28:47.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:05:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:05:56Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>We propose aggregation indices of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) to quantify their protectionism relative to international standards of stringency. We apply the indices to national Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) regulations on pesticides and veterinary drugs affecting agricultural and food trade and using a science-based criteria embodied in Codex Alimentarius international standards. The approach links two streams of the NTM literature, one concerned with the aggregation of various NTMs into operational indices for econometric and modeling purposes, and the other attempting to evaluate the protectionism of NTMs. The data used in the application come from a large international dataset on veterinary and pesticide MRLs and CODEX MRL standards for a large set of countries.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a working paper of an article from <em>Food Policy</em> 45 (2014): 57, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.12.005" id="x-ddDoi">10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.12.005</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/econ_las_pubs/281/
dc.identifier.articleid 1271
dc.identifier.contextkey 9336465
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath econ_las_pubs/281
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/21479
dc.source.uri http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1017&context=econ_las_workingpapers
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Growth and Development
dc.subject.disciplines International Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Other Economics
dc.subject.keywords NTMs
dc.subject.keywords non-tariff measures
dc.subject.keywords barriers
dc.subject.keywords protectionism
dc.subject.keywords maximum residue limit
dc.subject.keywords MRL
dc.title A Protectionism Index for Non-Tariff Measures: An Application to Maximum Residue Levels
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