Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171109
Authors: 
Giommoni, Tommaso
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 6645
Abstract: 
The aim of this paper is to study the effect of local corruption on political participation which is mediated by the press. Focusing on Italy, we generate a daily measure of exposition to local corruption screening articles of main Italian press agency. Applying an event-study methodology on local elections, two results emerge. First, corruption exposition reduces citizens participation: voter turnout decreases but characteristics of elected politicians are not affected; second, politicians participation modifies: number of candidates lowers along with proportion of running freshmen. These results suggest that corruption exposition produces resignation rather than retaliation in terms of political participation.
Subjects: 
corruption
media
turnout
political selection
electoral competition
JEL: 
D72
D73
H70
K42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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