An Extension of the Trade Restrictiveness Index to Large Economies

5 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2006

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Sami F. Dakhlia

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga - Department of Finance

Akram Temimi

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Abstract

The Trade Restrictiveness Index (TRI) introduced by Anderson and Neary (1994) provided the first theoretically satisfying measure of a countrys tariff structure by overcoming the problem of ad hoc specification of indexing weights and the related index number problem. We observe, however, that the TRI may not exist or may not be unique when countries are large. As a remedy, we propose a simple extension.

Suggested Citation

Dakhlia, Sami F. and Temimi, Akram, An Extension of the Trade Restrictiveness Index to Large Economies. Review of International Economics, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 678-682, September 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=924463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9396.2006.00609.x

Sami F. Dakhlia (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga - Department of Finance ( email )

TN
United States

Akram Temimi

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa ( email )

Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies
P.O. Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States
205-348-8961 (Phone)

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