P. K. M. Tharakan

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium

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Publications (24)19.05 Total impact

  • P.K.M. Tharakan
    World Economy 04/2007; 16(5):575 - 600. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9701.1993.tb00321.x · 0.69 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Trade Policy Review of the European Communities 2004 provides greater transparency, and better understanding of the trade policies of the EC. The WTO Secretariat's Report and the Comments of the Representatives rightly warn of the possibility of major problems arising because of the shortcomings of the Common Agricultural Policy of the EC, and the systematic back-loading in the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing. The discrepancy between the simultaneous allegiance to multilateralism and preferential trade arrangements is another difficulty which the EC and some other members of the WTO are facing. As a major player on the international trade scene, the EC's policy decisions will have a crucial effect on multilateral trade negotiations. Copyright 2006 The Author Journal compilation 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd .
    World Economy 10/2006; 29(10):1301-1310. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9701.2006.00842.x · 0.76 Impact Factor
  • David Greenaway, P.K.M. Tharakan, Birgit Kerstens
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    ABSTRACT: Previous research has reported evidence of bias in favour of positive injury determinations in anti-dumping procedures of some WTO Members. This raises the question of whether the procedures used also result in inflated injury margins. This paper exploits a unique data set of injury margins for 354 EU anti-dumping cases. Application of a counterfactual model yields evidence of excess margins. Results from an econometric analysis suggest that excess injury margins are the result of built-in distortions in estimation procedures, and not due to political economy influences.
    European Journal of Political Economy 02/2006; 22(3):653-674. DOI:10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2005.07.005 · 1.44 Impact Factor
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    P. K. M. Tharakan, Ilke Van Beveren, Tom Van Ourti
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    ABSTRACT: Recent export experience of some large, emerging economies has raised important questions about the trade determinants of the modern-services-driven sectors and the goods-production-driven sectors. In our empirical analysis of the determinants of Indian exports of software services and of the total Indian goods exports, we raise the following questions: How (dis)similar is the performance of the Indian exports of software from the determinants of India's total exports of goods? Are such differences significant? Is the pattern of the performance of the determinants stable over time? Our findings concerning the effects of size, distance, linguistic connections, and trade-facilitating networks enable us to make some important inferences of policy relevance. Copyright (c) 2005 President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Review of Economics and Statistics 02/2005; 87(4):776-780. DOI:10.1162/003465305775098161 · 2.66 Impact Factor
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    P. K. M. Tharakan
    World Economy 02/2003; 26(10):1417-1424. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9701.2003.00579.x · 0.76 Impact Factor
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    World Economy 02/2002; 25(10):1387-1398. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00497 · 0.76 Impact Factor
  • P. K. M. Tharakan
    World Economy 02/2001; 24(10):1279-1285. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00410 · 0.76 Impact Factor
  • P.K.M. Tharakan
    World Economy 02/2000; 23(10):1303-1309. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00331 · 0.76 Impact Factor
  • P. K. M. Tharakan
    World Economy 02/1999; 22(9):1145-1153. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00252 · 0.69 Impact Factor
  • Patrick A. Messerlin, P. K. M. Tharakan
    World Economy 02/1999; 22(9):1251-1270. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00258 · 0.69 Impact Factor
  • P.K.M. Tharakan
    World Economy 02/1999; 22(2):179-206. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00199 · 0.69 Impact Factor
  • P. K. M. Tharakan
    World Economy 02/1999; 22(6):825-836. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00234 · 0.69 Impact Factor
  • P.K.M. Tharakan, Edwin Vermulst, Joe Tharakan
    World Economy 02/1998; 21(8):1035-1060. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00180 · 0.69 Impact Factor
  • David Greenaway, P. K. M. Tharakan, Joe Tharakan
    Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv 02/1998; 134(2):320-339. DOI:10.1007/BF02708099
  • World Economy 02/1998; 21(8):1179-1183. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00187 · 0.76 Impact Factor
  • P.K.M. Tharakan, P.J. Lloyd
    World Economy 02/1998; 21(8):997-1002. DOI:10.1111/1467-9701.00177 · 0.76 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This analysis of the controversial, EC anti-dumping decision on the imports of DRAMs from Japan raises serious doubts about the economic rationale and plausibility of the estimates of the dumping and injury margins. Our counterfactual experiment suggests that the injury to the EC industry was overestimated. Under such circumstances, the decision to accept an undertaking by the defendants to rise the price by 60 per cent is puzzling. Shortly after the AD decision, some complainants entered into alliances with the defendants. The case vividly illustrates the ambiguities and contradictions that mark the anti-dumping regulations and practices and underlines the need for their reform.
    De Economist 03/1997; 145(1):1-28. DOI:10.1023/A:1002938702028 · 0.77 Impact Factor
  • P. K. Mathew Tharakan, Birgit Kerstens
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper we examine the impact of membership in Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) on trade between PTA members. Rather than considering the impact of PTA membership on the volume of trade we consider the impact of membership on the structure of trade. For a large sample of countries over the period 1962-2000 we find that membership in a PTA is associated with an increase in the extent of intra-industry trade. In addition, we find that the effect of PTA membership on IIT is larger when a PTA is formed between two developed countries.
    Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv 03/1995; 131(1):86-105. DOI:10.1007/BF02709073
  • P K M Tharakan
    The Economic Journal 02/1995; 105(433):1550-64. DOI:10.2307/2235117 · 1.95 Impact Factor
  • P.K.M. Tharakan, J. Waelbroeck
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    ABSTRACT: In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the recourse to antidumping measures by the GATT member countries. Such measures can become a substitute for selective protection. In the present article, the dumping and injury determinations of the E.C. are subjected to econometric analysis, using the Finger-Hall-Nelson (FHN) model which makes a distinction between the political determinants and the technical determinants. The results show that the technical variables dominate the dumping decisions while the political variables are more important in the injury determinations of the E.C. A comparison with the results obtained by the FHN study confirm the broad similarity between the E.C. and the U.S. patterns, although the E.C. injury decisions are somewhat more susceptible to the influence of political variables. The results of the study suggest that those who are interested in restraining the misuse of the antidumping provisions should concentrate their attention on the injury determination mechanism.
    European Economic Review 02/1994; 38(1-38):171-193. DOI:10.1016/0014-2921(94)90012-4 · 1.53 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

207 Citations
19.05 Total Impact Points


  • 1997–2006
    • University of Antwerp
      • Faculty of Applied Economics
      Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium
  • 1994
    • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
      Bruxelles, Brussels Capital, Belgium