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Illegal trade in natural resources: evidence from missing exports

Abstract:

Countries restrict the export of natural resources to lower domestic prices, stimulate downstream industries, earn rents on international markets, or on environmental grounds. This paper provides empirical evidence of evasion of such export barriers. Using tools from the illicit trade literature, I show that exports of minerals, metals, or wood products are more likely to be missing from the exporter's statistics if they face export barriers such as prohibitions or taxes. Furthermore, I show...

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University of Oxford
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OxCarre Papers
Publication date:
2014-05-31
Paper number:
139
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1143694
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2020-12-15

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