Popular Support for Trade Agreements and Partner Country Characteristics – Evidence from an Unexpected Election Outcome

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Abstract

Using quasi‐experimental data from a survey that was conducted immediately before and after the November 2016 presidential election, we analyze how the election of Donald Trump affected the willingness of Europeans to sign a trade and investment agreement with the United States. We find that the election outcome lead to an immediate and sizable negative effect on Europeans' image of the United States. But we do not find that, at the same time, there was a negative reaction in the willingness of Europeans to sign an agreement with the United States.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-566
Number of pages18
JournalEconomic Inquiry
Volume59
Issue number1
Early online date4 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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