Nationalism and economic openness: The cross-country evidence revisited

Vol: 
51/2017
Author name: 
Agarwal V
Arfin S
Breunig R
Weldeegzie S
Zhang T
Year: 
2017
Month: 
August
Abstract: 

In this paper we examine the empirical relationship between economic openness and nationalism. We replicate and extend the cross-country analysis of Lan and Li (2015) using additional measures of nationalism and additional years of data from the World Values Survey. We fail to find the negative relationship between economic openness and nationalism that Lan and Li (2015) find, even when using the same data sources, years and sample of countries. When we expand the sample of countries and years of the data, we find no statistically significant relationship between economic openness and nationalism.

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