Replication data for: Habit Formation in Voting: Evidence from Rainy Elections
- Fujiwara, Thomas
- Meng, Kyle
- Vogl, Tom
AbstractWe estimate habit formation in voting--the effect of past on current turnout--by exploiting transitory voting cost shocks. Using county-level data on US presidential elections from 1952-2012, we find that rainfall on current and past election days reduces voter turnout. Our estimates imply that a 1-point decrease in past turnout lowers current turnout by 0.6-1.0 points. Further analyses suggest that habit formation operates by reinforcing the direct consumption value of voting and that our estimates may be amplified by social spillovers.
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DOI: 10.1257/app.20140533 (Text)
Fujiwara, Thomas, Kyle Meng, and Tom Vogl. “Habit Formation in Voting: Evidence from Rainy Elections.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 4 (October 2016): 160–88. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20140533.
- ID: 10.1257/app.20140533 (DOI)
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