The Dracula Effect: Voter Information and Trade Policy

17.09.2019 12:30 – 13:30

GENEVA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP / ABSTRACT

We provide a model of tariff formation in which protectionism is politically popular because voters endogenously acquire information as producers, not as consumers. The model predicts that more media coverage of a sector will reduce protection for it. We provide evidence that this is true in the US, exploiting for indentification the timing of newsworthy events in each industry (specifically, fatal industrial accidents) and more newsworthy events of a general nature.

Lieu

Bâtiment: IHEID

Graduate Institute
Maison de la Paix
Petal 2, Room S4
2 Chemin Eugène-Rigot
1202 Geneva

Organisé par

Faculté d'économie et de management
Institute of Economics and Econometrics

Intervenants

Giacomo A.M. PONZETTO, CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Spain

entrée libre (inscription requise)

Classement

Catégorie: Séminaire

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Date limite d'inscription: 16.09.2019

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