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Uncertainty and Persuasion. Essays on Behavioral Political Economy


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Title: Uncertainty and Persuasion. Essays on Behavioral Political Economy
Authors: Love, Christensen
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2022
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Parts of work: Christensen L. (2021) How Does Uncertainty Affect Voters’ Preferences? British Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming: 1-19.
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Christensen L. (2021) Optimal Persuasion under Confirmation Bias: Theory and Evidence from a Registered Report. Journal of Experimental Political Science. Forthcoming: 1-17.
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Christensen L. and Fernandez-Vazquez, P. (2021) Shifting Motivations: Inferring Valence from Policy Shifts. Unpublished manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2022-02-04
Disputation: Fredagen den 4 februari 2022, kl. 13.15 i Torgny Segerstedtssalen, Universitetets huvudbyggnad, Vasaparken 1, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Politics
171
Keywords: Uncertainty
Persuasion
Belief formation
Preference formation
Public opinion
Abstract: When voters form their political opinions and decide whom to vote for, they are confronted with at least two types of uncertainty. First, voters cannot be sure what reforms a political party will pursue once in office. Second, the outcomes of political reforms are never perfectly known. How can political actors exploit this uncertainty to persuade voters and to shape public opinion? And how can voters mitigate this uncertainty by making inferences about the likely outcomes of political reforms a... more
ISBN: 978-91-8009-613-3
978-91-8009-612-6
ISSN: 0346-5942
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/70142
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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