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Replication data for: Meet the Press: How Voters and Politicians Respond to Newspaper Entry and Exit

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Drago, Francesco
  • Nannicini, Tommaso
  • Sobbrio, Francesco
Publication Date
2013-12-30
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper uses an original dataset covering the presence of local news in medium-large Italian cities in the period 1993–2010 to evaluate the effects of newspaper entry and exit on electoral participation, political selection, and government efficiency. Exploiting discrete changes in the number of newspapers, we show that newspaper entry increases turnout in municipal elections, the reelection probability of the incumbent mayor, and the efficiency of the municipal government. We do not find any effect on the selection of politicians. Competition plays a relevant role, as the effects are not limited to the first newspaper entry.
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/app.6.3.159 (Text)
Publications
  • Drago, Francesco, Tommaso Nannicini, and Francesco Sobbrio. “Meet the Press: How Voters and Politicians Respond to Newspaper Entry and Exit.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 6, no. 3 (July 2014): 159–88. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.6.3.159.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.6.3.159 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Drago, Francesco; Nannicini, Tommaso; Sobbrio, Francesco (2013): Replication data for: Meet the Press: How Voters and Politicians Respond to Newspaper Entry and Exit. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E113895