Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168267
Authors: 
Englmaier, Florian
Roider, Andreas
Stowasser, Till
Hinreiner, Lisa
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Elections A20-V3
Abstract: 
We provide evidence that German public energy providers, over which municipality-level politicians hold substantial sway, systematically adjust the pricing of electric energy in response to local electoral cycles. The documented pattern is in line with both, an artificial reduction in prices before an election that needs to be countermanded by future price increases, and an artificial postponement of market-driven price increases until after the election is over.
JEL: 
D72
D73
H44
H72
H76
K23
L33
L94
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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