DP6351 Why Are People More Pro-trade Than Pro-migration?
|Author(s):||Anna Maria Mayda|
|Publication Date:||June 2007|
|Keyword(s):||Immigration Attitudes, Political Economy, Trade Attitudes|
|JEL(s):||F1, F22, J61|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics, International Trade and Regional Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=6351|
I analyze individual attitudes towards trade and immigration in comparative terms. I find that individuals are on average more pro-trade than pro-immigration across several countries. I identify a key source of this difference: the cleavage in trade preferences, absent in immigration attitudes, between individuals working in traded as opposed to non-traded sectors.