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Globalization, Government Popularity, and the Great Skill Divide
How does international trade affect the popularity of governments and leaders? The recent backlash against globalization renders this question extremely topical. Yet, most previous work has looked for political effects of aggregate trade flows without decomposing into particular types of products. We provide the first large-scale, global evidence that trade shocks affect political approval and show that what matters is the match between workers' skills and the characteristics of goods traded.doi:10.3386/w25062 fatcat:jp3rw5y2uzbuboqmggkn242fsi