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dc.contributor.authorBerggren, Niclasen_US
dc.contributor.authorJordahl, Henriken_US
dc.contributor.authorPoutvaara, Panuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-29T11:21:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-29T11:21:35Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46573-
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has established that good-looking political candidates win more votes. We extend this line of research by examining differences between parties on the left and on the right of the political spectrum. Our study combines data on personal votes in real elections with a web survey in which 2,513 non-Finnish respondents evaluated the facial appearance of 1,357 Finnish political candidates. We find that political candidates on the right are better looking in both municipal and parliamentary elections and also have a larger beauty premium in municipal, but not in parliamentary, elections. We discuss possible explanations for these patterns, based on the fact that municipal candidates are relatively unknown.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper: Public Choice |x3310en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelJ45en_US
dc.subject.jelJ70en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordbeautyen_US
dc.subject.keywordelectionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical candidatesen_US
dc.subject.keywordappearanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordideologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordpartiesen_US
dc.subject.stwWahlkampfen_US
dc.subject.stwKörpergewichten_US
dc.subject.stwWahlverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwIdeologieen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titleThe right look: Conservative politicians look better than their voters reward iten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn644796197en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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