Economic Voting Behavior and the Political Right-Wing (Empirical Evidence from the Slovak Republic)


Domonkos, Stefan ; Domonkos, Tomas



URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256013931...
Additional URL: https://www.sav.sk/journals/uploads/0913103409%201...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2011
The title of a journal, publication series: Ekonomicky casopis = Journal of Economics
Volume: 59
Issue number: 9
Page range: 905-917
Place of publication: Bratislava
Publishing house: Slovak Akad. Press
ISSN: 0013-3035
Related URLs: https://gess.uni-mannheim.de/fileadmin/gess_db/Publications/SSRN-id2014801.pdf
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Translation of the abstract: This paper evaluates the differences in the degree to which the preferences of the Slovak right-wing and left-wing parties are affected by the development of consumer prices and unemployment. Using the linear regression approach, it provides evidence that Slovak left-wing voters are resistant to economic voting, which is demonstrated by the fact that changes in the preferences of the Slovak left-wing government during 2006 – 2008 did not react to changes in the CPI and the unemployment rate. By contrast, the Slovak right-wing is held account-able by its voters both for rising prices and unemployment. Thus, our research unveils a new, unexpected difference between left- and right-wing voters. Furthermore, it is argued that, under constantly decreasing monetary and fiscal sovereignty in EU member states, political parties that have voters highly responsive to economic conditions are in a disadvantage as their preferences are dependent on factors they can influence less than in the past. Keywords: economic voting, political voting, left-wing, right-wing, regression analysis. (English)

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Domonkos, Stefan ; Domonkos, Tomas (2011) Economic Voting Behavior and the Political Right-Wing (Empirical Evidence from the Slovak Republic). Ekonomicky casopis = Journal of Economics Bratislava 59 9 905-917 [Article]


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