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Revisiting the evidence on trade policy protections

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  • Bruce A. Blonigen

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    (University of Oregon Economics Department)

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Past literature has found evidence that labor market attributes affect individuals’ trade policy preferences in a manner consistent with theories of international trade. This paper shows that, with the exception of education, these relationships between labor market attributes and trade policy preferences are not robust in US survey data. This suggests that either our proxies of labor market attributes are poor or our theories for what drives trade policy preferences need to be revisited.

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Paper provided by University of Oregon Economics Department in its series University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers with number 2010-18.

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Length: 23
Date of creation: 15 Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ore:uoecwp:2010-18

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