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Prospective Pocketbook Voting?: Evidence from Studying the Election Promise to Abolish the Property Tax
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the election campaign of 2006 the centre-right coalition (known as the Alliance) promised to abolish the property tax if they won the election and replaced with a low municipal fee. This is a reform that benefitted house owner, especially those living in urban areas where property values are high. In other words, they had a lot to gain from a centre-right victory. By using house owners as the treated and others as the control group, I look for evidence of prospective pocketbook voting in the 2006 election. My results are statistically insignificant.

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economic voting, election, pocketbook voting, property tax, prospective voting
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226719OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-226719DiVA: diva2:727059
Available from: 2014-06-19 Created: 2014-06-19 Last updated: 2014-06-19Bibliographically approved

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