Economic voting under single-party and coalition governments : evidence from the Turkish case

Author

Akarca, Ali T.

Source

Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series

Issue

Vol. 2017, Issue 1075-1171 (31 Dec. 2017), pp.1-20, 20 p.

Publisher

Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries Iran and Turkey

Publication Date

2017-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

20

Main Topic

Economy
Political Sciences

Topics

Abstract EN

Strength of economic voting under single-party and coalition governments is investigated in the case of Turkey.

The vote equation developed for this purpose is fitted to data covering 31 parliamentary and local administrations elections held between 1950 and 2015, and considers incumbency advantage, political inertia, strategic voting by the electorate, and political realignments as well.

It is found that voters hold coalition governments less responsible for economic performance than single-party governments and minor members of a coalition government less responsible than its major member.

The latter gap widens as fragmentation in the government increases numerically and/or ideologically.

In governments involving many parties and parties with significantly different ideologies, some of the junior coalition members benefit rather than suffer from a bad economy.

These findings may explain, at least partially, why economic performance is poor under coalition governments, particularly under those combining both left and right wing parties.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Akarca, Ali T.. 2017. Economic voting under single-party and coalition governments : evidence from the Turkish case. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series،Vol. 2017, no. 1075-1171, pp.1-20.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-812634

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Akarca, Ali T.. Economic voting under single-party and coalition governments : evidence from the Turkish case. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series No. 1075-1171 (Dec. 2017), pp.1-20.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-812634

American Medical Association (AMA)

Akarca, Ali T.. Economic voting under single-party and coalition governments : evidence from the Turkish case. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series. 2017. Vol. 2017, no. 1075-1171, pp.1-20.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-812634

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 17-20

Record ID

BIM-812634