The impact of closeness on electoral participation exploiting the Italian double ballot system

We investigate whether the degree of political competition affects electoral turnout by using Italian municipal election data from 1993 to 2011. Relying on elections held using a double ballot system, we apply an instrumental variable technique exploiting the actual closeness between the two leading...

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Volume: 160
Main Author: Maria De Paola
Vincenzo Scoppa
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Boston Springer 01.09.2014
Springer US
published in: Public choice Vol. 160; no. 3/4; pp. 467 - 479
ORCID: 0000-0002-2774-0258
Data of publication: 20140901
ISSN: 0048-5829
EISSN: 1573-7101
Discipline: Economics
Political Science
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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