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Testing Tariff Endogeneity In Japan: A Comparison of Pre- and Post-War Periods
May 01, 1995
Robert Krol



This paper tests an endogenous tariff model for Japan (1890-1970). Using VAR, I find tariff changes are endogenous in the post-war period. Rather than being designed to promote economic activity, this suggests tariffs respond to macroeconomic disturbances.