Ballot order effects : an analysis of Irish general elections

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Title: Ballot order effects : an analysis of Irish general elections
Authors: Regan, John
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Date: Apr-2012
Online since: 2012-09-03T14:00:59Z
Abstract: This paper presents evidence of ballot order effects in Irish General Elections, where candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Data relating to elections from 1977 to 2011 suggest the effect is significant in a statistical sense and in magnitude. The nature of the Irish electoral system sees voters cast preferences for candidates, and as a result a greater level of information regarding voters becomes available. Various fixed effects are added to control for constituencies, candidates and political parties.
Funding Details: Other funder
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP12/16
Keywords: Ballot order effectsProportional representationFixed effectsIrish electionsMaltese elections
Subject LCSH: Ballot
Proportional representation
Ireland. Oireachtas Dáil--Elections
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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