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

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dc.contributor Bank of Finland
dc.contributor.author Delis, Manthos D.
dc.contributor.author Hasan, Iftekhar
dc.contributor.author Iosifidi, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-11T09:41:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-11T09:41:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-323-177-1
dc.identifier.issn 1456-6184
dc.identifier.uri https://helda.helsinki.fi/bof/handle/123456789/14851
dc.description.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.
dc.format.extent 43
dc.language.iso ENG
dc.rights https://helda.helsinki.fi/bof/copyright
dc.subject Alankomaat
dc.subject.other university education
dc.subject.other political ideology
dc.subject.other business and economics studies
dc.title On the effect of business and economic university education on political ideology : An empirical note
dc.type Paper
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:bof-201708111506
dc.subject.jel I21
dc.subject.jel M2
dc.subject.jel D72
dc.series.name Bank of Finland Research Discussion Papers
dc.series.number 22/2017
dc.series.sortingnumber 0022
dc.date.publication 11.8.2017
dc.subject.yso koulutus
dc.subject.yso taloustieteet
dc.subject.yso poliittiset asenteet
dc.subject.yso korkeakoulutetut
dc.description.publication Published in Journal of Business Ethics 2019 ; 155 ; 3.
bof-internal.includedInCRIS 1
dc.type.okm D4

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