Automation, Trade and Political Outcomes : Evidence from the United States

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Fabio Enrico Traverso

Bocconi University, Department of Economics (DEP)

Date Written: January 18, 2021

Abstract

The recent developments in European and American politics have been characterized by a sharp shift towards ideological polarization. In particular, a new wave of protectionism seems to have gained momentum and is now shaping the world trade order. This paper investigates the contribution of automation and trade on the strengthening of political polarization and protectionism.

Keywords: Trade, Automation, Elections, USA

JEL Classification: F14, D79, Y40

Suggested Citation

Traverso, Fabio Enrico, Automation, Trade and Political Outcomes : Evidence from the United States (January 18, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3768590 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3768590

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Bocconi University, Department of Economics (DEP)

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