The Impact of Local and National Economic Conditions on Legislative Election Results

NIPE Working Paper No. 6/2006

21 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2006

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Francisco José Veiga

Universidade do Minho and NIPE

Linda G. Veiga

University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)

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Date Written: July 2006

Abstract

Using data for 278 Portuguese mainland municipalities, we estimate the impact of national and local economic conditions on legislative electoral outcomes over the period from the reestablishment of democracy in 1974 to the present. Empirical results indicate that the performance of the national economy is important but that the municipal situation also conditions electoral outcomes.

Keywords: Voting functions, opportunism, local governments, elections, Portugal

JEL Classification: H72, D72, D78

Suggested Citation

Veiga, Francisco José and Veiga, Linda G., The Impact of Local and National Economic Conditions on Legislative Election Results (July 2006). NIPE Working Paper No. 6/2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=918467 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.918467

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Linda G. Veiga

University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE) ( email )

Campus de Gualtar
Braga, P-4710-057
Portugal
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