Who Supports Global Economic Engagement? The Sources of Preferences in American Foreign Economic Policy

@article{Milner2011WhoSG,
  title={Who Supports Global Economic Engagement? The Sources of Preferences in American Foreign Economic Policy},
  author={Helen V. Milner and Dustin Tingley},
  journal={International Organization},
  year={2011},
  volume={65},
  pages={37 - 68}
}
  • H. Milner, D. Tingley
  • Published 12 February 2010
  • Economics, Political Science
  • International Organization
Abstract In this article we bring together opposing international relations theories to better understand U.S. foreign policy, in particular foreign trade and aid. Using votes in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979–2004, we explore different theoretical predictions about preferences for foreign economic policy. We assess the impact of domestic factors, namely political economy and ideological preferences, versus foreign policy pressures. Our three main results highlight the differential… 

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