Replication data for: A Group Rule-Utilitarian Approach to Voter Turnout: Theory and Evidence
- Coate, Stephen
- Conlin, Michael
AbstractThis paper explores a group rule–utilitarian approach to understanding voter turnout, inspired by the theoretical work of John C. Harsanyi (1980) and Timothy J. Feddersen and Alvaro Sandroni (2002). It develops a model based on this approach and studies its performance in explaining turnout in Texas liquor referenda. The results are encouraging: the comparative static predictions of the model are broadly consistent with the data, and a structurally estimated version of the model yields reasonable coefficient estimates and fits the data well. The structurally estimated model also outperforms a simple expressive voting model.
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DOI: 10.1257/0002828043052231 (Text)
Coate, Stephen, and Michael Conlin. “A Group Rule—Utilitarian Approach to Voter Turnout: Theory and Evidence.” American Economic Review 94, no. 5 (November 2004): 1476–1504. https://doi.org/10.1257/0002828043052231.
- ID: 10.1257/0002828043052231 (DOI)
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