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Overconfidence in Political Behavior and its Effects on Ideological Extremeness and Voter Turnout

From Pietro Ortoleva and Erik Snowberg: This paper studies, theoretically and empirically, the role of overconfidence in political behavior. Our model of overconfidence in beliefs predicts that overconfidence leads to ideological extremeness, increased voter turnout, and increased strength of partisan identification. Moreover, … Continue reading

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