Who Likes Whom in Europe?

32 Pages Posted: 19 May 2016

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Christian Bjørnskov

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business; Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN); Center for Political Studies; Institute for Corruption Studies

Date Written: May 17, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bjørnskov, Christian, Who Likes Whom in Europe? (May 17, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2781221 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2781221

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