Un’analisi economica della partecipazione ai referendum abrogativi
AbstractIn this paper we analyse four determinants of turnout in petition referendums. We find that distributive referendums have higher turnout than efficiency referendums; the higher the percentage obtained by parties campaigning for abstention, the lower turnout. Furthermore, referendums held in June show significantly less voters than in other months. The number of referendums voted simultaneously has no effect on turnout up to four referendums. Starting from these results we discuss possible reforms.
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Volume (Year): 96 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (July-August)
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- Ricciuti, Roberto, 2007. "Un'analisi economica della partecipazione ai referendum abrogativi," POLIS Working Papers 81, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.
- Roberto Ricchiuti, 2006. "Un'Analisi Economica della Partecipazione ai Referendum Abrogativi," ICER Working Papers 24-2006, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
- P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
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