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dc.contributor.authorLehmann, Sibylle H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVolckart, Oliveren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-18T11:11:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-18T11:11:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/38865-
dc.description.abstractWe analyse the Swedish general elections that took place in spring and autumn 1887. Our aim is to discover which groups of voters were responsible for the severe losses that the supporters of free trade suffered in the second of these contests, and that allowed the protectionists to gain the majority in parliament and to initiate a new tariff policy. We find that while capital owners and wage earners consistently favoured free trade, in the spring election only the largest farmers supported protectionism. By autumn, political preferences among smallholders and middling farmers had shifted in favour of protectionism, too. As these groups were not specialised in the production of import competing goods, we assume that the political landslide in the autumn elections can be attributed to the influence of anti-free trade propaganda.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMax Planck Inst. for Research on Collective Goods Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPreprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2010,08en_US
dc.subject.jelN43en_US
dc.subject.jelN53en_US
dc.subject.jelN73en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordvotingen_US
dc.subject.keywordelection analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordtariffsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade policiesen_US
dc.subject.stwAgrarprotektionismusen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwWahlverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwInteressenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwGeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleThe political economy of agricultural protection: Sweden 1887en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn622757199en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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