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Imports and New Technology: Sources of Injury in the Traditional Steel Industry

Treado, Carey Durkin (2003) Imports and New Technology: Sources of Injury in the Traditional Steel Industry. Working Paper. Center for Industry Studies, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This paper explores whether imports or new technology has played a greater role in the recent restructuring of the American steel industry. A modified version of an injury index model developed by Pindyck and Rotemberg (1987) is used to analyze the comparative impact of steel imports and thin-slab minimills on capacity utilization rates in the flat-rolled steel industry. The analysis finds that, while rising import levels may have aggravated the decline of traditional steel production, the emergence of minimill production methods are a more fundamental cause of declining capacity utilization rates in the traditional steel sector.


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Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Treado, Carey Durkinctreado@pitt.eduCTREADO
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Industry Studies
Monograph Type: Working Paper
Date: May 2003
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: Center for Industry Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs > Public and International Affairs
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Import, competition, trade, policy, technological, change, steel, industry, minimills
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 16:12
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:08


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