Women and tariffs: Testing the gender gap hypothesis in a downs-mayer political-economy model

H. Keith Hall, Chihwa Kao, Douglas Nelson

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Abstract

This paper tests a variant of the standard endogenous tariff model under direct democracy (the Downs-Mayer model) with a gender gap. Specifically, we argue that, if there is a division of economic activity between men and women, and political preferences are affected by one's relationship to the economy, there will be a gender gap in political activity. We test this hypothesis with respect to the effect of political enfranchisement of women on the level of the U.S. tariff. The empirical results strongly support the hypothesis. (JEL F4, D7, N4).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-332
Number of pages13
JournalEconomic Inquiry
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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