Search for dissertations about: "Political Economics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 273 swedish dissertations containing the words Political Economics.

  1. 1. Essays in Political Economics

    Author : Jaakko Meriläinen; Torsten Persson; David Strömberg; Toke Aidt; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Class-based voting; close elections; economic policy; ideology; local government; political parties; political promotions; political representation; politician quality; rank effects; regression discontinuity design; voting behavior; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : When Does Regression Discontinuity Design Work? Evidence from Random Election OutcomesWe use elections data in which a large number of ties in vote counts between candidates are resolved via a lottery to study the personal incumbency advantage. We benchmark non-experimental regression discontinuity design (RDD) estimates against the estimate produced by this experiment that suggests that there is no personal incumbency advantage. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on Public, Political and Labor Economics

    Author : David Seim; Torsten Persson; Henrik Kleven; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Public Economics; Political Economics; Labor Economics; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis contains four essays.The first paper, "Real or Evasion Responses to the Wealth Tax? Theory and Evidence from Sweden", addresses the behavioral effects of an annual wealth tax. I use Swedish tax records over the period 1999-2006 and two sources of variation in the tax rate to estimate the elasticity of taxable net wealth at about 0.3. READ MORE

  3. 3. Parties, Majorities, Incumbencies : Four essays in political economics

    Author : Christian Odendahl; David Strömberg; Jakob Svensson; Eva Mörk; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; elections; political economics; close elections; local spending; local taxation; voter transition; incumbency; coalition governments; voting power; regression discontinuity; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays on political economics. The first paper studies the impact of having one party in government versus a coalition of parties, where the exogenous variation in the type of government stems from close election outcomes. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Development Policy and the Political Economy of Conflict

    Author : Miri Stryjan; Jakob Svensson; Rohini Somanathan; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Development Economics; Political Economics; Electoral processes; Political selection; Community driven development; Conflict; Political Elites; Community Meetings; Rainfall; Microfinance; Savings; Credit contract structure; Business growth; SMEs; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Electoral Rules and Leader Selection: Experimental Evidence from Ugandan Community Groups. Despite a large body of work documenting how electoral systems affect policy outcomes, less is known about their impact on leader selection. READ MORE

  5. 5. We are (not) anonymous : Essays on anonymity, discrimination and online hate

    Author : Joakim Jansson; Björn Tyrefors; Björn Öckert; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Anonymity; Discrimination; Hate; Applied Econometrics; Gender Economics; Labor Economics; Political Economics; Behavioral Economics; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Haters gonna hate? - Anonymity, misogyny and hate against foreigners in online discussions on political topics. A crucial aspect of freedom of expression is anonymity, but anonymity is a contentious matter. It enables individuals to discuss without fear of repercussions, but anonymity can also lead to hateful writings threatening other's freedom. READ MORE