Table of Contents

Rules versus discretion in trade policy : an empirical analysis / Robert W. Staiger and Guido Tabellini. Comment / Richard H. Clarida. Comment / Michael O. Moore.
The selection of antidumping cases for ITC determination / Thomas J. Prusa. Comment / Robert M. Stern.
The determinants of corporate political involvement in trade protection : the case of the steel industry / Stefanie Ann Lenway and Douglas A. Schuler. Comment / Timothy J. McKeown. Comment / Wendy E. Takacs.
The U.S. VER on machine tools : causes and effects / Elias Dinopoulos and Mordechai E. Kreinin. Comment / Kala Krishna. Comment / Thomas O. Bayard --Characteristics of Japanese industrial groups and their potential impact on U.S.-Japanese trade / K.C. Fung. Comment / Robert Z. Lawrence. Size rationalization and trade exposure in developing countries / Mark J. Roberts and James R. Tybout. Comment / Robert E. Lipsey. Comment / Peter A. Petri. Estimating the effect of quantitative restrictions in imperfectly competitive markets : the footwear case / Bee-Yan Aw. Comment / Keith E. Maskus. Comment / J. David Richardson --The coefficient of trade utilization : the cheese case / James E. Anderson. Comment / Satya P. Das.
The impact of permanent and temporary import surcharges on the U.S. trade deficit / Barry Eichengreen and LawrenceH. Goulder. Comment / David G. Tarr. Comment / Drusilla K. Brown.
Industrial organization and trade liberalization : evidence from Korea / Jaime de Melo and David Roland- Holst. Comment / Dani Rodrik. Comment / Marie Thursby. The need for careful research on trade policy is particularly acute, and this volume empirically addresses these and many other important issues. The contributors offer studies which integrate the institutional details of current trade policy with creative economic analyses. Marked by a shift from a traditional reliance on simulation models, these papers take their inspiration from recent changes in the assumptions traditionally underlying research in international trade theory. No longer are government policies viewed as being somehow "given" to the researcher; in part 1, "Anal.