Trade Policy Preference, Childhood Sporting Experience, and Informal School Curriculum: An Examination of Views of the TPP from the Viewpoint of Behavioral Economics

30 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2019

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Eiji Yamamura

Seinan Gakuin University

Yoshiro Tsutsui

Osaka University - Graduate School of Economics

Date Written: February 2019

Abstract

We investigated how childhood education and experiences helped to form noncognitive skills and later, trade policy preferences. We used individual‐level data with approximately 10,000 observations collected in July 2016. Using the instrumental variables (IV) method, with sporting experience and informal education in the childhood as exogenous IV, we found that (1) sporting experiences and informal education lead people to have positive subjective views about the role of group work, competition, reciprocity, and generalized trust and (2) positive views about the role of group work, competition, reciprocity, and trust leads people to prefer the Trans‐Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP).

Suggested Citation

Yamamura, Eiji and Tsutsui, Yoshiro, Trade Policy Preference, Childhood Sporting Experience, and Informal School Curriculum: An Examination of Views of the TPP from the Viewpoint of Behavioral Economics (February 2019). Review of International Economics, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 61-90, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3320726 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/roie.12356

Eiji Yamamura (Contact Author)

Seinan Gakuin University ( email )

6-2-92 Nishijin
Sawara-ku
Fukuoka 814-8511
Japan

Yoshiro Tsutsui

Osaka University - Graduate School of Economics ( email )

1-7 Machikaneyama
Toyonaka, 560-0043
Japan

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