Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46504
Authors: 
Bordignon, Massimo
Monticini, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper: Public Choice 3347
Abstract: 
We employ bootstrap methods (Efron (1979)) to test the effect of an important electoral reform implemented in Italy from 1993 to 2001, that moved the system for electing the Par-liament from purely proportional to plurality rule (for 75% of the seats). We do not find any effect on either the number of parties or the stability of governments (the two main objectives of the reform) that remained unchanged at their pre-reform level.
Subjects: 
electoral system
plurality rule
Duverger's law
bootstrap
JEL: 
H00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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