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Which Elections Can Be Lost?

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Author(s): 

Susan D. Hyde and Nikolay Marinov

ISPS ID: 
D083
Keyword(s): 
Research design: 
Data type: 
Administrative
Data source(s): 

Authors; National Elections Across Democracy and Autocracy (NELDA) dataset

Data source information: 

Authors.
Suggested citation: “Marinov, Nikolay and Susan Hyde  (2012), Replication Materials for ‘Which Elections Can Be Lost?’ http://hdl.handle.net/10079/k3j9krw.” ISPS Data Archive.

Field date: 
June 6, 2013
Location: 
Unit of observation: 
Election events
Sample size: 
2,676
Inclusion/exclusion: 
The NELDA data set includes information on more than 2600 election events in 157 countries. This represents all independent states with a population greater than 500,000 between 1945 and 2006. All elections for national office are included. Referenda are generally excluded unless they are votes on the continued rule of a specific individual.
Randomization procedure: 
n/a
Treatment: 
n/a
Treatment administration: 
n/a
Outcome measures: 
For our measure of competitiveness (as an outcome of the election), we examine whether the incumbent’s party lost the election.
Archive date: 
2013
Archive contributor: 
Limor Peer
Owner: 
Authors
Owner contact: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

Terms of use: 

Academic, non-commercial; see ISPS Terms of Use http://isps.yale.edu/research/data/about

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