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The Tuesday Advantage of Politicians Endorsed by American Newspapers

Leon, Fernanda L.L. de (2013) The Tuesday Advantage of Politicians Endorsed by American Newspapers. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 13 (2). pp. 865-886. E-ISSN 1935-1682. (doi:10.1515/bejeap-2012-0043) (KAR id:54263)


This article documents the electoral advantage of candidates who have a newspaper endorsement published on Election Day compared to other

endorsed candidates. I provide evidence that this advantage is not driven by a selection effect, suggesting that it is instead explained by readers deciding how to vote based on endorsements read on Election Day. Moreover, candidates who have a different political orientation from their endorsing newspapers benefit more from this endorsement than other candidates. These results are based on a newly-compiled dataset matching county-level data of 826 endorsed candidates’election results with newspaper and county characteristics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1515/bejeap-2012-0043
Uncontrolled keywords: newspaper endorsements, Election Day, media effects
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 11:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:22 UTC
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Leon, Fernanda L.L. de.

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