Individual preferences on trade liberalization: evidence from a Japanese household survey

Gabriel Felbermayr, Toshihiro Okubo

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung


This paper studies an individual’s preference on trade liberalization using a Japanese household survey, the Keio Household Panel Survey. As a result, we show that
preferences toward trade liberalization are afected by economic factors (income,
gender, family, asset, and job status) as well as noneconomic factors (noncognitive
factors and behaviroal biases). We fnd that male, educated, and people with smaller
family prefer trade liberalization. Furthermore, people who prefer liberty to equality
and have less local patriotism, tend to be positive to trade liberalization.
FachzeitschriftReview of World Economics
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2021