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Corruption, Voting and Employment Status: Evidence from Russian Parliamentary Elections

Researchers: Olga POPOVA (IOS and CERGE-EI Prague)
Keywords: corruption, economic voting, elections, employment status, Russia
Funding: IOS and CERGE-EI Prague (http://www.cerge-ei.cz)
Project duration: 2008-

This paper examines to what extent the distribution of votes and voting behavior of people with different employment status are affected by regional differences in corruption. Using data from the Russian Parliamentary (State Duma) Elections 1999 and 2003, I develop and estimate a SUR system of equations which takes into account specific features of the Russian electoral system. The paper distinguishes between hard and perceived measures of corruption and analyzes the effects of corruption on the voting shares of particular parties and on voters’ participation in elections. Additionally, a series of Monte Carlo simulations are performed to analyze the effects of corruption on the distribution of votes. 

Project publications:

Popova, Olga, Corruption, Voting and Employment Status: Evidence from Russian Parliamentary Elections (December 2010). CERGE-EI Working Paper Series No. 428. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1721446.