PolBeRG Seminar - Political knowledge

December 5, 2014 - 17:30 - 19:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Federico Vegetti
CEU organizer(s): 
Martin Mölder
CEU organizer(s): 
Bruno Castanho e Silva
This Friday (December 5th) we will have the last PolBeRG Seminar of 2014. It will take place at 17h30, exceptionally at room FT 508
In it, Federico Vegetti will present a paper (co-authored with Zoltan Fazekas and Zsombor Meder) on the interaction between political knowledge and party system characteristics. One way to assess political knowledge is asking voters to place parties on a left-right scale, and compare that with experts' assessments. This paper investigates how party system factors, such as polarization, have an impact on the accuracy of voters' placement.