Search for dissertations about: "incumbency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the word incumbency.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Incumbent Renomination : Accountability and Gender Bias

    Author : Michal Smrek; Elin Bjarnegård; Johanna Kantola; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; political recruitment; party politics; proportional representation; gender; incumbency; re-selection; accountability; representation; delegation; preference voting; flexible lists; Czech Republic; Slovakia.; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Party recruiters in proportional-representation (PR) systems are forced to do what their majoritarian counterparts are not: they need to rank-order all their candidates on the party ballots based on whom they most wish to get elected. Consequently, new candidates and incumbents alike compete for a limited number of electable ballot slots. READ MORE

  3. 3. What would have happened? : Four essays investigating causality

    Author : Fredrik Sävje; Eva Mörk; Per Johansson; Niklas Bengtsson; Kosuke Imai; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Nationalekonomi; Economics;

    Abstract : This dissertation consists of four self-contained essays.Essay 1. A common method to reduce the uncertainty of causal inferences from experiments is to assign treatments in fixed proportions within groups of similar units: blocking. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays in Political Economics and Public Finance

    Author : Che-Yuan Liang; Sören Blomquist; Panu Poutvaara; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays.Essay 1: This paper first extends a recently developed nonparametric approach to estimate labor supply (Blomquist and Newey 2002) to handle the case when there are individuals that do not work. The extension makes it possible to sort out responses on the participation and hour margins. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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