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New Evidence On The Formation Of Trade Policy Preferences

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Executive Summary

This paper revisits the issue of people's preferences for international trade protection examining survey data from the American National Election Studies. The author first shows that both an individual's skills and the international trade characteristics of their employment industry affect their trade policy preferences, in contrast to previous analysis using these data. Second, the author documents that many people do not feel informed enough to state a preference on trade protection, which is inconsistent with assumptions of standard political economy models.

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