ELECTORAL SYSTEMS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY


KÜÇÜKŞENEL S., GÜLSEVEN O.

ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS, no.121, pp.367-371, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-371

Abstract

We develop a simple theoretic game a model to analyze the relationship between electoral systems and governments' choice in trade policies. We show that existence of international pressure or. foreign lobby changes a government's final decision on trade policy, and trade policy in countries with proportional electoral system is more protectionist than in countries with majoritarian electoral system. Moreover, lobbies pay more to affect the trade policy outcomes in countries with proportional representation systems.