Jag skrev två inlägg på temat när USA lade 35 procent skatt på kinesiska däck. Fantastiske Mark Perry länkade nyligen till en uppföljning (pdf) av resultatet - ur inlägget:
The cost per job saved (a maximum of 1,200 jobs by our calculations) was at least $900,000 in that year (see table above).
Och Perrys sammanfattning:
In fact, it would have been cheaper to just idle the 1,200 tire workers and pay them their full salary, of let's say $75,000 per year, than to impose tariffs that cost the economy almost $1 million per worker. This is a good example of why economists don't as a group support trade protection and instead favor free trade: the total costs of protectionism always outweigh the total benefits to the protected industry, resulting in a net loss and making the overall economy worse off, not better off.