Ballot order effects : an analysis of Irish general elections

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dc.contributor.author Regan, John
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-03T14:00:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-03T14:00:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3774
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Other funder en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP12/16 en
dc.relation.requires Economists Online Collection & RePEc en
dc.subject Ballot order effects en
dc.subject Proportional representation en
dc.subject Fixed effects en
dc.subject Irish elections en
dc.subject Maltese elections en
dc.subject.lcsh Ballot en
dc.subject.lcsh Proportional representation en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland. Oireachtas Dáil--Elections en
dc.title Ballot order effects : an analysis of Irish general elections en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Regan|John|aut|
dc.description.othersponsorship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) en
dc.description.admin ti, sp, ke, ab - TS 15.05.12 en


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