Occupation and the Political Economy of Trade: Job Routineness, Offshorability, and Protectionist Sentiment

  title={Occupation and the Political Economy of Trade: Job Routineness, Offshorability, and Protectionist Sentiment},
  author={Erica Owen and Noel Johnston},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={665 - 699}
Abstract The recent backlash against globalization in many advanced economies raises questions about the source of this protectionist sentiment. Traditional accounts generally attribute the welfare consequences of trade to skill level or industry characteristics, or instead emphasize the nonmaterial determinants of support for openness. Consequently, we know little about how a major labor market characteristic—occupation—shapes both the distributional consequences of and preferences toward… 

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