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 Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30552

 Title: Better the Devil We Know: How Sociology Informs the Debate Over Antidumping Laws Authors: Chow, Cherrine Advisor: Fadel, Mohammad Department: Law Keywords: AntidumpingSociologyLawPolicy Issue Date: 6-Dec-2011 Abstract: Trade and other governmental policy decisions are frequently made based on neoclassical economic theory, which in turn is based on simplifying assumptions that result in unrealistic predictions. In this thesis, I argue that sociology is an important social science that can help to inform economic theory in policy-making. Understanding how social relations affect market actors and institutions is crucial, as markets are themselves composed of social relationships. I present an example using antidumping regulations. Economic scholars have argued that antidumping laws should be abolished based on pure economic theory. I argue that, from a sociological perspective, antidumping laws serve to provide a necessary stabilizer for markets, resulting in controlled competition and greater trade liberalization. Such laws should therefore be maintained. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30552 Appears in Collections: Master

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