The incumbency disadvantage in South Korean National Assembly elections: Evidence from a regression discontinuity approach

@article{Roh2017TheID,
  title={The incumbency disadvantage in South Korean National Assembly elections: Evidence from a regression discontinuity approach},
  author={J. Roh},
  journal={Electoral Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={46},
  pages={112-122}
}
  • J. Roh
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Electoral Studies
  • In marked contrast to the findings from advanced democracies that incumbent office holders enjoy electoral advantages, this study finds that a substantial incumbency disadvantage exists in South Korean National Assembly (KNA) elections. I employ a quasi-experimental regression discontinuity design to distinguish the true effects of incumbency from the selection effects associated with candidate qualities, such as charisma and ability levels. My results show that serving a term in office reduces… CONTINUE READING
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