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dc.contributor.authorFalck, Oliver-
dc.contributor.authorGold, Robert-
dc.contributor.authorHeblich, Stephan-
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-12T23:51:25Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-12T23:51:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/10950-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the effect of information disseminated by the Internet on voting behavior. We address endogeneity in Internet availability by exploiting regional and technological peculiarities of the preexisting voice telephony network that hinder the roll-out of fixed-line broadband infrastructure for high-speed Internet. We find small negative effects of Internet availability on voter turnout, and no evidence that the Internet systematically benefits single parties. Robustness tests including placebo estimations from the pre-Internet era confirm our results. We relate differences in the Internet effect between national and local elections to a crowding out of national but not local newspapers.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherThe Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)-
dc.relationFalck O, Gold R & Heblich S (2012) E-Lections: Voting Behavior and the Internet. IZA Discussion Paper, 6545. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Paper, 6545-
dc.rightsPublisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published as IZA Discussion Paper No. 6545, May 2012, by IZA. Original publication is available at: http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6545-
dc.subjectelectionsen_UK
dc.subjectpolitical economyen_UK
dc.subjectinstrumental variablesen_UK
dc.subjectmass mediaen_UK
dc.subjectinterneten_UK
dc.titleE-Lections: Voting Behavior and the Interneten_UK
dc.typeWorking or Discussion Paperen_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.type.statusPublisher version-
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6545-
dc.author.emailstephan.heblich@stir.ac.uk-
dc.subject.jelD72-
dc.subject.jelC50-
dc.subject.jelL86-
dc.contributor.affiliationIfo Institute for Economic Research, Germany-
dc.contributor.affiliationMax Planck Institute of Economics-
dc.contributor.affiliationEconomics-
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