Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82747
Authors: 
Elinder, Mikael
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2007:1
Abstract: 
This paper estimates votersÂ’ response to municipality and regional level unemployment and economic growth, in Swedish general elections from 1985 to 2002, using data on 284 municipalities and 9 regions. An increase in regional growth or a reduction in regional unemployment by one percentage point is associated with an increase in the support for the national government by about 0.8 and 1.1 percentage points. Changes in unemployment and growth at the municipality level seem to have much smaller effects on government support.
Subjects: 
elections
voting
local economic conditions
JEL: 
H11
R11
R12
R58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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