Tariff Rate Quotas and Their Administration

Theory, Practice and an Econometric Model for the EU

by Christina Mönnich (Author)
©2004 Thesis XVI, 178 Pages


Tariff Rate Quotas are an important, though controversial instrument of international agricultural trade policy. They are meant to provide market access, but can be designed to be as restrictive as import quotas. In the political and academic discussion, quota administration is blamed to cause extra inefficiencies. However, little research exists on how different methods of quota administration compare to each other. This question is approached by an econometric model for censored panel data, which was applied to the EU’s tariff rate quotas. Furthermore, this work analyses how tariff rate quotas are governed by WTO rules, how they are applied in practice by the EU and US, and how they could be reformed in the ongoing agricultural trade negotiations.


XVI, 178
ISBN (Softcover)
Europäische Union Agrarwelthandel Quotenregelung (Regulierung) Allgemeines Gleichgewichtsmodell World Trade Organization Internationaler Agrarhandel WTO Modellierung zensierter Paneldaten International Agricultural Trade Pol Zollkontingente
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. XVI, 178 pp., num fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Christina Mönnich (Author)

The Author: Christina Mönnich studied economics at the University of Göttingen. She began her graduate studies at the University of California, San Diego, during an exchange year. She continued and finished her Ph.D. at the Zentrum für internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung of the University of Gießen.


Title: Tariff Rate Quotas and Their Administration