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Quantifying non-tariff measures

11 December 2013 (11:00-13:00)

Zhaohui Niu


The School of International Studies is pleased to invite you to a seminar presented by Ms Zhaohui Niu, PhD student in the School of Economics. This talk is part of the School of International Studies postgraduate research seminar series.

About the seminar

Non-tariff measures (NTMs) are policy measures, other than ordinary customs tariffs, that can potentially have an economic effect on international trade in goods, changing quantities traded or prices or both. There are different types of non-tariff measures, such as anti-dumping measures, countervailing measures, technical regulations, sanitary and phytosanitary measures. In recent years especially after the financial crisis in 2008, the incidence of non-tariff measures are increasing significantly. The non-tariff measures have great influence to firms doing international trade. But because of the limit of data and methodology, there are not sufficient methods to measure the exact influence of NTMs. Following Kee et al.'s (Looi Kee, H., A. Nicita and M. Olarreaga 2009) work, this project tries to quantify the effect of non-tariff measures and compare it with tariff to see the relationship between these two types of trade policy measures.

Speaker biography

Ms Zhaohui Niu is a third year PhD candidate in the School of Economics. Her undergraduate was finished in Renmin University of China. Her research topic is Measuring trade restrictiveness and its effect on quality upgrading of heterogeneous firms.