Overall Assistance to German Industry

  • Gerhard Fels
Part of the Trade Policy Research Centre book series


This chapter1 has four aims: First, it surveys the assistance given to individual sectors of West German industry and attempts to calculate its magnitude in terms of nominal and effective rates of protection. By contrast to the study in Chapter 2, the calculations presented here are less detailed but deal with protection in a wider context since they include all measures of non-tariff assistance and relate industrial protection to protection given to other areas of the economy. The second section discusses the origins and objectives of, as well as the obstacles to, an improved assistance policy. The third section presents an analysis of the impact which assistance measures have had on resource allocation among industries. Finally, some conclusions for formulating assistance policy are drawn.


Coal Mining Public Assistance Common Agricultural Policy Trade Protection Domestic Sector 
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Notes and References

  1. 3.
    W. M. Corden, The Theory of Protection (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971).Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Bundesministerium der Finanzen, Vierter Subventionsbericht,Bundestagsdrucksache 7/1144 (Bonn, 1973) p. 24.Google Scholar
  3. 5.
    Hans-Rudolf Peters, Grundzüge sektoraler Wirtschaftpolitik (Freiburg: 1971) p. 138.Google Scholar

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© Trade Policy Research Centre and Institut für Weltwirtschaft an der Universität Kiel 1976

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