Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168074
Authors: 
Gäbler, Stefanie
Potrafke, Niklas
Rösel, Felix
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Postersession P00-V2
Abstract: 
We examine whether compulsory voting (CV) influences habit-formation in voting asymmetrically across parties. We use a Differences-in-Differences and a Differences-in-Discontinuity approach to investigate the long-term effects of CV on turnout and party vote shares in Austria. The results show that CV increased turnout. When CV was abolished, turnout returned to the pre-compulsory level. We conclude that CV was not habit-forming and may have crowded out intrinsic motivation.
JEL: 
D72
P16
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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