Who Likes Whom in Europe?
32 Pages Posted: 19 May 2016
Date Written: May 17, 2016
This paper employs new survey evidence to ask why the populations in different European countries have more or less favourable views of each other. The paper applies a gravity equation framework and exploring the potential effects of 21 economic, social, political and linguistic variables, and separates the characteristics of ‘sender’ and ‘receiver’ countries. The findings suggest that a small subset is robustly significant determinants. Specifically, social globalization, bilateral trade, views on EU membership, religiosity, and geographical and linguistic distance predict how favourable populations are towards each other.
Keywords: Wellbeing, International Organization
JEL Classification: Z13
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