Author

Yang Wan

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Sun, Changyou

Committee Member

Muhammad, Andrew

Committee Member

Grebner, L. Donald

Committee Member

Munn, A. Ian

Date of Degree

5-1-2009

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

Abstract

The U.S. furniture industry has faced the challenge from increasing imports of furniture from foreign countries over the last decades. In the first part of this thesis, the import pattern of wooden bedroom furniture and the antidumping investigation against China were summarized, and furthermore, intervention analysis was employed to assess its impacts on the import value and unit price of China. The results revealed that the impact on import values was temporary but there was no significant impact on unit prices. The traditional suppliers have been substituted by the newly developing countries such as China and Vietnam. In the second part of this thesis, to explain the market structure change, a dynamic AIDS model was used to analyze the consumer behavior and evaluate the impacts of antidumping investigation on the major competitors in the second part. The results indicated that most imported wooden bedroom furniture can be substituted between suppliers and trade diversion occurred from China to Vietnam, Indonesia, and Brazil.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15293

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