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Popular Attitudes, Globalization, and Risk

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  • Marcus Noland

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    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

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Popular opposition to globalization may be interpreted as xenophobia or hostility to market economics and signal country risk, including the degree of security risk - the possibility that local staff of facilities could be subject to discriminatory treatment, harassment, or attack. This paper integrates the Pew Global Attitudes data into a series of economic models on foreign direct investment (FDI), sovereign ratings, and local entrepreneurship and finds that some responses correlate with economic variables of interest, conveying information beyond what can be explained through standard models. More tolerant countries attract more FDI, obtain better ratings, and exhibit more entrepreneurship.

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Paper provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number WP04-2.

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Keywords: Globalization; risk; foreign direct investment; sovereign ratings; entrepreneurship;

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  5. Chun-Ping Chang & Chien-Chiang Lee & Meng-Chi Hsieh, 2011. "Globalization, Real Output and Multiple Structural Breaks," Global Economic Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(4), pages 421-444, December.

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