Economic Determinants of Electoral Outcomes

  title={Economic Determinants of Electoral Outcomes},
  author={Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Mary Stegmaier},
  • Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Mary Stegmaier
  • Published 2009
■ Abstract Economic conditions shape election outcomes in the world’s democracies. Good times keep parties in office, bad times cast them out. This proposition is robust, as the voluminous body of research reviewed here demonstrates. The strong findings at the macro level are founded on the economic voter, who holds the government responsible for economic performance, rewarding or punishing it at the ballot box. Although voters do not look exclusively at economic issues, they generally weigh… CONTINUE READING
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