Vincenzo Galasso

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Can political donations buy influence? This paper studies whether firms trade political contributions for public procurement contracts. To answer this question, I focus on the Lithuanian political economy. Combining data on a large number of government tenders, the universe of corporate donors and firm characteristics, I examine how a ban on corporate(More)
Does electoral competition lead to a better selection of politicians while providing also stronger reelection incentives to incumbents? To address the existence of this double dividend of political competition, we introduce a theoretical model in which ideological parties have to select political candidates between party loyals and experts, and have to(More)
We extend the model of Schultz (1996) to a dynamic setting with no policy commitment. Two parties that compete for election must choose the level of provision of a public good as well as the tax payment needed to finance it. The cost of producing the good may be high or low and this information is not known to the voters. We show that there exists an(More)
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