Individual preferences on trade liberalization: evidence from a Japanese household survey

Gabriel Felbermayr, Toshihiro Okubo

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Abstract

This paper studies an individual’s preference on trade liberalization using a Japanese household survey, the Keio Household Panel Survey. As a result, we show that preferences toward trade liberalization are affected by economic factors (income, gender, family, asset, and job status) as well as noneconomic factors (noncognitive factors and behaviroal biases). We find that male, educated, and people with smaller family prefer trade liberalization. Furthermore, people who prefer liberty to equality and have less local patriotism, tend to be positive to trade liberalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-330
Number of pages26
JournalReview of World Economics
Volume158
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb

Keywords

  • Compensation
  • Household survey
  • Japan
  • Non-cognitive factors
  • Trade liberalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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