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On the Effect of Business and Economic University Education on Political Ideology: An Empirical Note

Delis, MD, Hasan, I and Iosifidi, Maria (2017) On the Effect of Business and Economic University Education on Political Ideology: An Empirical Note Journal of Business Ethics.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Surrey Business School
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Delis, MDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hasan, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Iosifidi, Mariam.iosifidi@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 16 March 2017
Identification Number : 10.1007/s10551-017-3483-9
Copyright Disclaimer : The final publication is available at Springer via https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-017-3483-9
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Mar 2017 17:35
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2017 11:18
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813721

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