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dc.contributor.authorFalck, Oliveren_UK
dc.contributor.authorGold, Roberten_UK
dc.contributor.authorHeblich, Stephanen_UK
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.publisherStirling Management Schoolen_UK
dc.relationFalck O, Gold R & Heblich S (2012) E-Lections: Voting Behavior and the Internet. Stirling Economics Discussion Papers, 2012-07.en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStirling Economics Discussion Papers, 2012-07en_UK
dc.subjectPolitical Economyen_UK
dc.subjectInstrumental Variablesen_UK
dc.subjectMass Mediaen_UK
dc.titleE-Lections: Voting Behavior and the Interneten_UK
dc.typeWorking Paperen_UK
dc.type.statusAO - Author's Originalen_UK
dc.subject.jelD72: Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavioren_UK
dc.subject.jelC50: Econometric Modeling: Generalen_UK
dc.subject.jelL86: Information and Internet Services; Computer Softwareen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationIfo Institute for Economic Research, Germanyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMax Planck Institute of Economicsen_UK
rioxxterms.typeWorking paperen_UK
local.rioxx.authorFalck, Oliver|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGold, Robert|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHeblich, Stephan|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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