Trade Globalization and Political Liberalization: A Gravity Approach
Miaojie Yu ()
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This paper is an empirical investigation on the relationship between trade globalization and political liberalization. The sample is based on 157 countries from years 1957-1998, taking into consideration many social, economic, environmental, geographical, and historical factors. From this, an augmented gravity equation is estimated and evidence is found to support the prediction that political liberalization could discourage trade and trade could foster democracy.
Keywords: Trade; Democracy; Gravity Equation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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