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Title:Bread, peace and the attrition of power: Economic events and German election results PDF Logo
Authors:Batool, Irem
Sieg, Gernot
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Economics Department Working Paper Series 3
Abstract:Aggregate votes for incumbent parties in post-war Germany were determined by the weighted-average growth of real per capita disposable income. Each percentage point of per capita real disposable income growth sustained over the legislative term yielded approximately two percentage points of votes in Germany. No other economic variables add value or significantly perturb the coefficients of our model. However, attrition of power reduced the vote share in election years 1961, 1994 and 1998.
Subjects:bread and peace model
vote share
real per capita disposable income growth
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:gbv:084-24452
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics Department Working Paper Series, TU Braunschweig

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