Ballot Order effects: An analysis of Irish General Elections
AbstractThis 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.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 201216.
Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 24 Apr 2012
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Ballot order effects; Proportional Representation; Fixed Effects; Irish Elections; Maltese Elections;
Other versions of this item:
- Regan, John, 2012. "Ballot order effects: an analysis of Irish general elections," MPRA Paper 38304, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-05-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2012-05-02 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-POL-2012-05-02 (Positive Political Economics)
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- Geys, Benny & Heyndels, Bruno, 2003. " Ballot Layout Effects in the 1995 Elections of the Brussels' Government," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 116(1-2), pages 147-64, July.
- Amy King & Andrew Leigh, 2009. "Are Ballot Order Effects Heterogeneous?," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(1), pages 71-87.
- Lee, David S., 2008. "Randomized experiments from non-random selection in U.S. House elections," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 142(2), pages 675-697, February.
Blog mentionsAs found by EconAcademics.org, the blog aggregator for Economics research:
- Ordering effects, luck & rationality
by chris dillow in Stumbling and Mumbling on 2012-05-13 09:46:43
- What is Democracy? (65): A Political Decision Procedure Distorted by the Order Effect
by Filip Spagnoli in P.A.P.-Blog on 2013-03-27 14:35:49
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