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Replication data for: The Political Economy of the Prussian Three-Class Franchise

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  • Becker, Sascha O. (Monash University)
  • Hornung, Erik (University of Cologne)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
inequality; political economy; three-class franchise; roll call voting records; Prussia
  • Abstract

    How did the Prussian three-class franchise, which politically over-represented the economic elite, affect policies? Contrary to the predominant and simplistic view that the system allowed the landed elites to capture most political rents, we find that members of parliament from constituencies with a higher vote inequality support more liberal policies, gauging their political orientation from the universe of roll call votes cast in parliament during Prussia’s rapid industrialization (1867–1903). Consistent with the characteristics of German liberalism that aligned with economic interests of business, the link between vote inequality and liberal voting is stronger in regions with large-scale industry.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1867-01-01 / 1903-12-31
    Time Period: Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1867--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1903
Geographic Coverage
  • Prussia
Sampled Universe
Roll call votes of Prussian Members of Parliament.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E120745
  • Becker, Sascha O., and Erik Hornung. “The Political Economy of the Prussian Three-Class Franchise.” Journal of Economic History 80, no. 4 (n.d.).

Update Metadata: 2020-08-24 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-08-24

Becker, Sascha O.; Hornung, Erik (2020): Replication data for: The Political Economy of the Prussian Three-Class Franchise. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.