Individual Preferences on Trade Liberalization: Evidence from a Japanese Household Survey

Author: Gabriel Felbermayr、Toshihiro Okubo
Date: 2020/5/4
No: DP2020-010
JEL Classification codes: F13, F14
Language: English
[ Abstract ]

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 affected by economic factors (income, gender, family, asset, and job status) as well as non-economic factors (non-cognitive factors and social stance). In addition, regional factors such as food consumption and open-mindedness also matter.