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Replication data for: Peer Effects in Legislative Voting

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Harmon, Nikolaj
  • Fisman, Raymond
  • Kamenica, Emir
Publication Date
2019-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We exploit seating rules in the European Parliament to identify peer effects in legislative voting. Sitting adjacently leads to a 7 percent reduction in the overall likelihood that two members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the same party differ in their vote. Peer effects are markedly stronger among pairs of women, MEP pairs from the same country, and in close votes. Using variation in seating across the parliament's two venues (Brussels and Strasbourg), we show that peer effects are persistent: MEPs who have sat together in the past disagree less even when they are not seated adjacently.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20180286 (Text)
Publications
  • Harmon, Nikolaj, Raymond Fisman, and Emir Kamenica. “Peer Effects in Legislative Voting.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 4 (October 1, 2019): 156–80. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20180286.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20180286 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Harmon, Nikolaj; Fisman, Raymond; Kamenica, Emir (2019): Replication data for: Peer Effects in Legislative Voting. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116370V1