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Replication data for: Ideology as Opinion: A Spatial Model of Common-Value Elections

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1
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Creator
  • McMurray, Joseph
Publication Date
2017-11-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Spatial election literature attributes voters' political differences to irreconcilable conflicts of interest. Alternatively, voters may merely hold differing beliefs regarding which policies best promote the public interest, as in the classic common-value model of Condorcet (1785). This paper shows how a spatial version of the common-value model explains empirical patterns of public opinion, ideology, electoral margins, and participation that are puzzling from the standard perspective, suggesting that voters may implicitly view politics as a contest between truth and error. If so, this has important consequences for political analysis.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/mic.20160040 (Text)
Publications
  • McMurray, Joseph. “Ideology as Opinion: A Spatial Model of Common-Value Elections.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 9, no. 4 (November 2017): 108–40. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20160040.
    • ID: 10.1257/mic.20160040 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

McMurray, Joseph (2017): Replication data for: Ideology as Opinion: A Spatial Model of Common-Value Elections. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114352V1