On the effect of business and economic university education on political ideology : An empirical note

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Title: On the effect of business and economic university education on political ideology : An empirical note
ISBN: 978-952-323-177-1
Author: Delis, Manthos D. ; Hasan, Iftekhar ; Iosifidi, Maria
Organization: Bank of Finland
Series: Bank of Finland Research Discussion Papers
ISSN: 1456-6184
Series number: 22/2017
Year of publication: 2017
Publication date: 11.8.2017
Published in: Published in Journal of Business Ethics, Online first
Pages: 43
Subject (yso): politiikka; koulutus; korkeakoulututkinnot; taloustieteet
Keywords: ideologiat; Alankomaat; yliopistotutkinnot
JEL: I21; M2; D72
Other keywords: university education; political ideology; business and economics studies
Abstract: We empirically test the hypothesis that a major in economics, management, business administration or accounting (for simplicity referred to as business/economics) leads to more-conservative (right-wing) political views. We use a panel dataset of individuals (repeated observations for the same individuals over time) living in the Netherlands, drawing data from the Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social Sciences from 2008 through 2013. Our results show that when using a simple fixed effects model, which fully controls for individuals’ time-invariant traits, any statistically and quantitatively significant effect of a major in business/economics on the political ideology of these individuals disappears. We posit that, at least in our sample, there is no evidence for a causal effect of a major in business/economics on individuals’ political ideology.
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