*This paper was awarded “Best Paper and Presentation Award” at Asia-Pacific EU Centre Graduate Students Conference (10-11 February 2018).
Eriko SAITO, Kyushu University
Over the past three decades, efforts have been undertaken to reduce and remove barriers to trade around the world. As such, a large empirical literature has examined the impact of these developments on trade liberalization. For example, studies have estimated the trade liberalization impact of the 1996 US-Canada softwood lumber agreement, as well as on firm exit and entry and firm-level profits (for example Malhotra and Gulati, 1997; Trefler, 2004; Breinlich, 2015).