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Replication data for: Habit Formation in Voting: Evidence from Rainy Elections

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Fujiwara, Thomas
  • Meng, Kyle
  • Vogl, Tom
Publication Date
2016-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We 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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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140533 (Text)
Publications
  • 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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Fujiwara, Thomas; Meng, Kyle; Vogl, Tom (2016): Replication data for: Habit Formation in Voting: Evidence from Rainy Elections. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113627