Party Identification and the Economy in Europe: A Literature Review

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics Research Paper No. OR1222

26 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2013

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Adriaan Luyten

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

Christophe Crombez

Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

As one of the strongest determinants of the vote choice of United States citizens, party identification has been the object of extensive scholarly attention. Despite fifty years of research, its place in the funnel of causality and its applicability outside the United States remains unclear. In this literature review, we discuss the most influential articles about these two unsolved questions. Furthermore, we evaluate whether propensity-to-vote data can enrich our understanding of European partisanship and its relationship with citizens’ evaluation of the economy.

Keywords: party identification, economic conditions, voting behavior, propensity to vote

JEL Classification: D72, D78

Suggested Citation

Luyten, Adriaan and Crombez, Christophe, Party Identification and the Economy in Europe: A Literature Review (2012). KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics Research Paper No. OR1222. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2200367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2200367

Adriaan Luyten (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) ( email )

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Christophe Crombez

Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) ( email )

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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