Support for Free Trade: Self-Interest, Sociotropic Politics, and Out-Group Anxiety

  title={Support for Free Trade: Self-Interest, Sociotropic Politics, and Out-Group Anxiety},
  author={E. Mansfield and Diana C. Mutz},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={425 - 457}
Abstract Although it is widely acknowledged that an understanding of mass attitudes about trade is crucial to the political economy of foreign commerce, only a handful of studies have addressed this topic. These studies have focused largely on testing two models, both of which emphasize that trade preferences are shaped by how trade affects an individual's income. The factor endowments or Heckscher-Ohlin model posits that these preferences are affected primarily by a person's skills. The… Expand
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