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Title:Individual attitudes towards trade: Stolper-Samuelson revisited PDF Logo
Authors:Jäkel, Ina C.
Smolka, Marcel
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:University of Tübingen working papers in economics and finance 11
Abstract:This paper studies to what extent individuals form their preferences towards trade policies along the lines of the Stolper-Samuelson logic. We employ a novel international survey data set with an extensive coverage of high-, middle-, and low-income countries, address a subtle methodological shortcoming in previous studies and condition on aspects of individualenlightenment. We find statistically significant and economically large Stolper-Samuelson effects. In the United States, being high-skilled increases an individual's probability of favoring free trade by up to twelve percentage points, other things equal. In Ethiopia, the effect amounts to eight percentage points, but in exactly the opposite direction.
Subjects:Trade policy
Voter preferences
Political economy
JEL:F11
F13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-56580
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance

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