Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Catherine Y. Co


Since the first national antidumping law was established in Canada in 1904, antidumping policy has evolved constantly as a legal trade restriction under General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT) provisions. This paper studies the determinants of antidumping filings by U.S. industries from 1980 to 1995 using panel count regression analysis. The paper also investigates factors that influence the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) injury determinations over these cases. Considerable support is found for the importance of the business cycle in driving antidumping filings and affecting the ITC’s injury determinations. Other important determinants include industries’ capacity utilization ratio, industrial trade deficit, amendments to the antidumping law, country dummies, and so forth.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Economics and the Facutly of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Economics University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 2002, Ke Yang