Department of Political Science

Partisan Elites Shape Citizens’ Economic Beliefs

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Competition between political parties is a fundamental feature of democratic politics, but it is underplayed in the target article. We argue that a more comprehensive understanding of “folk-economic beliefs” (FEBs) must consider the ability of partisan elites to both shape citizens' economic beliefs and connect them to political choices. We review recent empirical findings supporting this theoretical perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere164
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume41
ISSN0140-525X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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