uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The effect of economic conditions on voting for extreme parties
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis studies how local economic conditions affect the decision to vote for an extreme party. I collect Swedish municipal data and construct a panel data set for the years 1998 to 2014. Economic conditions are measured using municipal unemployment data whereas the vote share of the Sweden Democrats is the main dependent variable of interest. The empirical challenge in this study lies in that economic conditions are not randomly distributed between municipalities and it is therefore hard to provide causal evidence. This thesis uses a fixed-effects model to mitigate this issue and identification, thus, comes from variation in unemployment within municipalities over time. Results show that if unemployment increases by one percentage point the vote share increases between 0.16-0.49 percentage points on average for the municipality elections. For the general national elections, the results are smaller and an increase of unemployment with one percentage point increases the vote share with 0.096-0.20 percentage points on average.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-303969OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-303969DiVA: diva2:974867
Subject / course
Economics
Educational program
Master Programme in Economics
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2016-10-06 Created: 2016-09-27 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(440 kB)131 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 440 kBChecksum SHA-512
51c1fe45e211dac6a3ef885940277142c9df0c6b5d88731ae7231e688fec25ade5f2544aa530da18230460ee4dc956b644d1dcd0fe3fa0bb6e2aa28ca06b3d7e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Economics
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 131 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 264 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf