Decision Making in Coalitions and the Economic Vote

Duch and Stevenson (2008) have specified a vote utility function in which responsibility attribution for economic outcomes is conditioned on factors that facilitate the ability of voters to determine each party's competency for shaping economic outcomes. In the case of coalition governments, voters are presumed to have some heuristic for assigning

Locating Economic Perceptions: the Geographical Distribution of Responses to Economic News

This essay reports the results of a project that has been, over the past year, accumulating a very large corpus of tweets related to the economy, very broadly defined, in the U.K. The research questions are when and where people tweets on economic issues, and how those are related to the economic conditions of surrounding area. A principal goal of