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

Upward, Richard; Wang, Zheng

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Zheng Wang z.wang@hull.ac.uk



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2016
Journal Economics Letters
Print ISSN 0165-1765
Electronic ISSN 0165-1765
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 144
APA6 Citation Upward, R., & Wang, Z. (2016). Quota restrictions and intra-firm reallocations: evidence from Chinese exports to the US. Economics Letters, 144, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2016.04.025
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2016.04.025
Keywords Quota; MFA; Textile; Product scope; Product concentration
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176516301355
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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