Cato Policy Analysis No. 32 January 12, 1984

Policy Analysis

Taking America for a Ride:
The Politics of Motorcycle Tariffs

by Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein is a graduate student in economics at New York University.

Executive Summary

Last spring, the import duties on large motorcycles were raised drastically. By any economic criterion, the new tariff is counterproductive, and the Reagan administration was fully aware of it. The decision is thus an interesting case study in the political economy of protectionism.

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