Bertelsmann Stiftung (Hrsg.)

Fritz Putzhammer

Globalization, Trade and Populism in Germany

Analyzing the effects of trade exposure on voting behavior in the 2013 and 2017 German federal elections

  • 1. Auflage 2018, 44 Seiten (PDF)
  • kostenlos

Our newest GED Focus Paper looks at imports and voting results in 2013 and 2017 in Germany. By measuring Chinese import penetration on an electoral district level and running a set of linear regression models, the paper finds that districts more heavily exposed to import penetration showed an increased propensity to support the anti-globalization oriented, right-wing populist AfD party during the 2013 and 2017 elections.