Quota restrictions and intra-firm reallocations: evidence from Chinese exports to the US

Upward, Richard and Wang, Zheng (2016) Quota restrictions and intra-firm reallocations: evidence from Chinese exports to the US. Economics Letters, 144 . pp. 71-74. ISSN 0165-1765

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Abstract

We study how Chinese textile and clothing firms adjusted the product structure of their exports to the US, as triggered by the termination of Multifiber Arrangement (MFA) quotas. We find that the removal of MFA quotas induced firms to expand their product scope while reducing the concentration on their core product. These effects are strong for domestic and foreign privately-owned firms, but insignificant for state-owned firms.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Quota; MFA; Textile; Product scope; Product concentration
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2016.04.025
Depositing User: Upward, Richard
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 11:34
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2016 20:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32939

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