Partisanship and Economic Behavior: Do Partisan Differences in Economic Forecasts Predict Real Economic Behavior?

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Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber (2010), Replication Materials for ‘Partisanship and Economic Behavior: Do Partisan Differences in Economic Forecasts Predict Real Economic Behavior?’ ISPS Data Archive.


Gregory Huber, Alan S. Gerber

Research design: 
Data type: 
Data source(s): 

Authors; Records of local taxable sales from 26 states for a period spanning at least two presidential elections merged with information about local partisanship and local demographics

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Field date: 
August 1, 2009
Field Date: 
Location details: 
States recording relevant data on a monthly or quarterly basis for a period spanning at least two presidential elections.
Unit of observation: 
County year
Sample size: 
States recording relevant data on a monthly or quarterly basis for a period spanning at least two presidential elections…. States are included if sales tax data is recoverable.
Randomization procedure: 
Party control of state government
Treatment administration: 
Outcome measures: 
The natural logarithmic transformation of the amount of taxable sales in an area in the 1st quarter following an election divided by sales in the 3rd quarter of the prior (election) year.
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Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber
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