Ballot order effects : an analysis of Irish general elections
|Title:||Ballot order effects : an analysis of Irish general elections||Authors:||Regan, John||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3774||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 effects; Proportional representation; Fixed effects; Irish elections; Maltese elections||Subject LCSH:||Ballot
Ireland. Oireachtas Dáil--Elections
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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