Nationalism and Economic Openness: The Cross-Country Evidence Revisited

26 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2017

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Vishesh Agarwal

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Sadia Afrin

Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy

Robert V. Breunig

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Samuel Weldeegzie

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Tong Zhang

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Date Written: August 23, 2017

Abstract

In this paper we examine the empirical relationship between economic openness and nationalism. We replicate and extend the cross-country analysis of Lan and Li (2015) using additional measures of nationalism and additional years of data from the World Values Survey. We fail to find the negative relationship between economic openness and nationalism that Lan and Li (2015) find, even when using the same data sources, years and sample of countries. When we expand the sample of countries and years of the data, we find no statistically significant relationship between economic openness and nationalism.

Keywords: Nationalism, Economic Openness

JEL Classification: F14, F52, O17, O19, P26, P33

Suggested Citation

Agarwal, Vishesh and Afrin, Sadia and Breunig, Robert V. and Weldeegzie, Samuel and Zhang, Tong, Nationalism and Economic Openness: The Cross-Country Evidence Revisited (August 23, 2017). CAMA Working Paper No. 51/2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3025218 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3025218

Vishesh Agarwal

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU ( email )

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building, #132, Lennox Crossing
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Sadia Afrin

Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

Robert V. Breunig (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Samuel Weldeegzie

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building, #132, Lennox Crossing
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Tong Zhang

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building, #132, Lennox Crossing
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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