Learning to Love Globalization: Education and Individual Attitudes Toward International Trade

  title={Learning to Love Globalization: Education and Individual Attitudes Toward International Trade},
  author={Jens Hainmueller and Michael J. Hiscox},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={469 - 498}
Recent studies of public attitudes toward trade have converged on one central finding: support for trade restrictions is highest among respondents with the lowest levels of education. This has been interpreted as strong support for the Stolper-Samuelson theorem, the classic economic treatment of the income effects of trade that predicts that trade openness benefits those owning factors of production with which their economy is relatively well endowed (those with skills in the advanced economies… Expand
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