Picking winners at the ballot box : votes and local economic growth in Turkey

Author

Luca, Davide

Source

Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series

Issue

Vol. 2018, Issue 1172-1274 (31 Dec. 2018)43 p.

Publisher

Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries Iran and Turkey

Publication Date

2018-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

43

Main Topic

Economy

Topics

Abstract EN

While there is systematic evidence of how governments affect policy outputs for strategic reasons, a limited amount of studies has assessed whether these distortions are consequential for economic growth.

Using data from Turkey over the period 2004-2013, the current paper measures the effect of voting for the national incumbent party on local economic performance.

New instrumental variable estimates suggest that provinces where the electoral race for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) was closer have experienced faster per-capita GVA and employment growth rates.

The effect is economically substantive and increases in election years.

Results also provide evidence that the government has affected growth through the selective provision of state goods.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Luca, Davide. 2018. Picking winners at the ballot box : votes and local economic growth in Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series،Vol. 2018, no. 1172-1274.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957245

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Luca, Davide. Picking winners at the ballot box : votes and local economic growth in Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series No. 1172-1274 (Dec. 2018).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957245

American Medical Association (AMA)

Luca, Davide. Picking winners at the ballot box : votes and local economic growth in Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series. 2018. Vol. 2018, no. 1172-1274.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957245

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices.

Record ID

BIM-957245