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Title: Ballot order effects : an analysis of Irish general elections
Authors: Regan, John
Keywords: Ballot order effects
Proportional representation
Fixed effects
Irish elections
Maltese elections
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3774
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