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On Determinants of Political Polarization

Daryna Grechyna ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Political polarization has been shown to significantly influence a country's economic performance. However, little is known about the drivers of political polarization. In this article, we aim to identify the main determinants of political polarization using Bayesian Model Averaging to overcome the problem of model uncertainty. We find that the level of trust within a country and the degree of income inequality are the most robust determinants of political polarization.

Keywords: political polarization determinants; Bayesian model averaging. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 D72 P5 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-11
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