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Liberini, Federica
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Oswald, Andrew
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Proto, Eugenio
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Redoano, Michela
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2019-02-22T11:59:02Z
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2019-01-28T10:32:46Z
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2019-02-22T11:59:02Z
dc.date.issued
2019-01
dc.identifier.issn
0265-8003
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/320216
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On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted in favour of 'Brexit'. This paper is an attempt to understand why. It examines the micro-econometric predictors of anti-EU sentiment. The paper provides the first evidence for the idea that a key channel of influence was through a person's feelings about his or her own financial situation. By contrast, the paper finds relatively little regression-equation evidence for the widely discussed idea that Brexit was favoured by the old and the unhappy. The analysis shows that UK citizens' feelings about their incomes were a substantially better predictor of pro-Brexit views than their actual incomes. This seems an important message for economists, because the subject of economics has typically avoided the study of human feelings in favour of 'objective' data.
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en
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Centre for Economic Policy Research
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dc.title
Was Brexit caused by the Unhappy and the Old?"
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dc.type
Working Paper
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CEPR Discussion Papers
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13439
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London
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03988 - Köthenbürger, Marko / Köthenbürger, Marko
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03988 - Köthenbürger, Marko / Köthenbürger, Marko
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https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=13439
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2019-01-28T10:33:01Z
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