This paper investigates the turnout in European Parliamentary elections by analyzing the four EP elections from 1999 to 2014 in 155 regions in EU-12. We use a number of econometric techniques that account for spatial dependence, also dealing with heteroskedasticity and endogeneity. The results confirm the role of spatial spillovers and indicate a significant role for GDP per capita, unemployment, age, institutional and electoral variables in influencing turnout. Finally, we disentangle the direct and indirect effects of the regional variable in affecting turnout.
|Titolo:||Spatial links in the analysis of voter turnout in European Parliamentary elections|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|