Trade policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic : evidence from a new dataset
EVENETT, Simon; FIORINI, Matteo; HOEKMAN, Bernard M. ; LUKASZUK, Piotr; ROCHA, Nadia; RUTA, Michele; SANTI, Filippo; SHINGAL, Anirudh
VoxEU, 2021, [RSCAS], [ECO]
EVENETT, Simon, FIORINI, Matteo, HOEKMAN, Bernard M., LUKASZUK, Piotr, ROCHA, Nadia, RUTA, Michele, SANTI, Filippo, SHINGAL, Anirudh, Trade policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic : evidence from a new dataset, VoxEU, 2021, [RSCAS], [ECO] - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70205
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One of the instruments many governments resorted to in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic was trade policy. This column introduces a new high frequency dataset on trade policy changes targeting medical and food products since the beginning of the pandemic, documenting how countries used such instruments on a week-by-week basis. While there was a burst in trade policy activism in February and March 2020 in tandem with the rise in COVID-19 cases, there was significant variation across governments in their resort to trade policy, the types of measures used, and the duration of interventions.
First published on: 11 December 2020
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70205
Series/Number: VoxEU; 2021; [RSCAS]; [ECO]
Publisher: Centre for economic policy research
Earlier different version: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/69107
Version: The article is a published version of EUI RSCAS WP; 2020/78.
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