The Determinants of Individual Trade Policy Preferences: International Survey Evidence

  title={The Determinants of Individual Trade Policy Preferences: International Survey Evidence},
  author={Kevin H. O’rourke and Richard O. Sinnott},
  journal={Brookings Trade Forum},
  pages={157 - 196}
What determines trade policy? While this may seem to be mainly a question for political scientists, it is of increasing concern to international trade theorists, faced with the obvious disjunction between the free trade prescriptions of standard trade models and the protectionist policies pursued by so many governments.1 The intellectual stakes for economists have increased further with the advent of endogenous growth models, which predict that policies can have important, long-run growth… 
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