Conference paper

Children overboard, the economy and the 2001 federal election

9 Jul 2003

In an increasingly globalised community it is becoming more difficult for governments to have large influence over, particularly, economic outcomes. To the extent that economic outcomes influence voting behaviour this has obvious electoral and political implications. Moreover, even if electoral outcomes are linked to issues (eg. terrorism, border control) these are not fully under the control of national governments. This paper uses the Australian Election Study data for the 2001 Federal Election to address the question of untangling the influences on voter behaviour. Presented at the Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society 2003, hosted by the Centre for Applied Economic Research, University of New South Wales.

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