Political Economy Determinants of Non-agricultural Trade Policy

The authors investigate several existing political economy hypotheses on trade policy using crosscountry trade-protection data for non-agricultural goods. The authors find that a left-leaning political regime leads to pro-labor trade policies only for a subset of trade policy measures.


Keep up with what’s new and noteworthy at the St. Louis Fed. Sign up now to have this free monthly e-newsletter emailed to you.