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dc.contributor.authorFalck, Oliveren_US
dc.contributor.authorGold, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.authorHeblich, Stephanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:44:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:44:55Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201208175247-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58586-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the effect of information disseminated by the Internet on voting behavior. We address endogeneity in Internet availability by exploiting regional and technological peculiarities of the preexisting voice telephony network that hinder the roll-out of fixed-line broadband infrastructure for high-speed Internet. We find small negative effects of Internet availability on voter turnout, and no evidence that the Internet systematically benefits single parties. Robustness tests including placebo estimations from the pre-Internet era confirm our results. We relate differences in the Internet effect between national and local elections to a crowding out of national but not local newspapers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6545en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelC50en_US
dc.subject.jelL86en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordelectionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstrumental variablesen_US
dc.subject.keywordmass mediaen_US
dc.subject.keywordinterneten_US
dc.subject.stwWahlverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwKommunikationsmedienen_US
dc.subject.stwInterneten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleE-lections: Voting behavior and the interneten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn716010089en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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