Replication data for: Moderating Political Extremism: Single Round versus Runoff Elections under Plurality Rule

Tommaso Nannicini, Guido Tabellini & Massimo Bordignon
We compare single round versus runoff elections under plurality rule, allowing for partly endogenous party formation. Under runoff elections, the number of political candidates is larger, but the influence of extremist voters on equilibrium policy, and hence policy volatility, is smaller because the bargaining power of the political extremes is reduced compared to single round elections. The predictions on the number of candidates and on policy volatility are confirmed by evidence from a regression discontinuity...
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