Quantifing Trade Barriers: Has protection declined substantially in Indian Manufacturing?

This paper on Quantifying Trade Barriers: Has Protection Declined Substantially in Indian Manufacturing forms a part of a larger study on Productivity Growth and Trade Regimes: A study of Indian Manufacturing Industries in the 1980s and 1990s being undertaken at ICRIER. This study is the first attempt at quantifying trade barriers at the
level of disaggregate industry groups for Indian manufacturing for a period of 20 years starting from the 1980s. The paper seeks to carry out this exercise to examine whether protection has indeed declined in Indian manufacturing.