Do People Really Support Trade Restrictions? Cross-Country Evidence

Posted: 25 Oct 2018

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Channary Khun

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Sajal Lahiri

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Department of Economics

Sokchea Lim

John Carroll University

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

We investigate the effect of trade restrictions on the perception of well-being. Using combined cross-sectional micro data from the World Values Survey and the European Values Survey of individuals in 89 countries, we find that citizens of a country with a lower degree of trade restrictions are more satisfied with their lives. The results are also robust across different measures of well-being, different definitions of trade restrictions, different estimation methods, and different sample sizes.

Keywords: trade restrictions; perception of well-being; trade policy

JEL Classification: F10

Suggested Citation

Khun, Channary and Lahiri, Sajal and Lim, Sokchea, Do People Really Support Trade Restrictions? Cross-Country Evidence (2015). Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Vol. 24, No. 1, 132-146, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3258916

Channary Khun (Contact Author)

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale ( email )

Rehn Hall - Mail Code 4626
Carbondale, IL Illinois 62901-4515
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.siu.edu

Sajal Lahiri

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Department of Economics ( email )

MC 415
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States

Sokchea Lim

John Carroll University ( email )

1 John Carroll BLVD
University Heights, OH 44118
United States

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