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#1Jan Sauermann (University of Oldenburg)
#2Manuel Schwaninger (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research)
Last. Bernhard Kittel (University of Vienna)H-Index: 19
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Abstract null null From a traditional rational choice perspective, coalitions are inherently unstable if collective decisions involve distributional conflicts. Empirically, however, many coalitions and distribution decisions seem rather stable. While traditional explanations for the empirical stability of coalitions refer to institutions, more recent theoretical developments argue that behavioral traits like actors' strategic sophistication and prosociality have stabilizing effects. In this stud...
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#1Christian Ruckteschler (Harvard University)
#2Adeel Malik (University of Oxford)H-Index: 9
Last. Ferdinand Eibl ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 3
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Abstract null null Although non-tariff measures (NTMs) have surpassed tariffs as the most prevalent instrument of trade protection globally, our knowledge of what drives these NTMs is extremely limited. This paper sheds light on the political determinants of non-tariff protection using a rich empirical setting in Morocco. Taking advantage of a bilateral EU-Morocco trade agreement that resulted in an across-the-board tariff cut and a subsequent rise in NTMs, we use a difference-in-differences reg...
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Abstract null null Although the relationship between democratic rule and income inequality has received important attention in recent literature, the evidence has been far from conclusive. In this paper, we explore whether the redistributive effect of democratic rule is conditional on state capacity. Previous literature has outlined that pre-existing state capacity may be necessary for inequality-reducing policies under democratic rule. In contrast to that intuitive view, this study argues that ...
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#1Andreas BornH-Index: 4
#2Aljoscha Janssen (Singapore Management University)H-Index: 1
Abstract null null In most democracies, members of parliament (MPs) are elected either through a party list or by a district. We use a discontinuity in the German electoral system to investigate the causal effect of a district election on an MP’s conformity with the party line. A district election does not affect roll-call voting behavior causally, possibly due to overall high adherence to party-line voting. Analyzing the parliamentary speeches of each MP allows us to overcome the high party-lin...
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Abstract null null This paper examines theoretically natives’ decision to grant political rights to foreign residents based on their contribution to a redistribution mechanism that finances a private and a public good. I propose a model where agents’ redistributive preferences are determined by their income and cultural beliefs about public spending, which vary across nationalities. I show that under some conditions, low-income natives can gain politically from enfranchising foreigners that are ...
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#2Sergio Firpo (Insper)H-Index: 15
Last. Renan Gomes de PieriH-Index: 4
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Abstract null null Women are responsible for important results in the public sector, but their participation as politicians is still small. One possible way of correcting this situation in the future will be to increase the degree to which adolescent girls participate in politics. The literature about women's empowerment has identified that adolescent girls participate more in politics when role model women are elected. Unlike this literature, however, we run a regression discontinuity design an...
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#1Klaus Gründler (Fo: Ifo Institute for Economic Research)H-Index: 5
#2Tommy KriegerH-Index: 3
Abstract We provide a comprehensive overview of the literature on the measurement of democracy and present an extensive update of the Machine Learning indicator of Grundler and Krieger (2016). Four improvements are particularly notable: First, we produce a continuous and a dichotomous version of the Machine Learning democracy indicator. Second, we calculate intervals that reflect the degree of measurement uncertainty. Third, we refine the conceptualization of the Machine Learning Index. Finally,...
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Abstract This study is motivated by an interest in understanding which factors play an important role in forced migration abroad. I use machine learning methods that allow for more effective ways to estimate complex relationships, particularly with highly nonlinear data. There are three key findings of this study. First, I document and test for the importance of the changing nature of conflict in Africa. My estimates show that riots are the most important type of conflict for explaining asylum a...
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#1Simona Comi (University of Milano-Bicocca)H-Index: 10
#2Mara Grasseni (University of Milano-Bicocca)H-Index: 6
Last. Laura Resmini (University of Bergamo)
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Abstract This paper explores the role that judicial efficiency may play as a determinant of inward FDI at sub-national level. Italy is an ideal case to deal with this still unexplored issue since the same law apply in all the national territory, but the degree of law enforcement varies considerably across different courts. We found that judicial efficiency affects positively FDI inflows. This result, though heterogeneous across different economic sectors, is robust to different specifications an...
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