Crossing Party Lines: The Effects of Information on Redistributive Politics.


Many lament that weak accountability and poor governance impede economic development in Africa. Politicians rely on ethnic allegiances that deliver the vote irrespective of performance, dampening electoral incentives. Giving voters information about candidate competence counters ethnic loyalty and strengthens accountability. I extend a canonical electoral… (More)
DOI: 10.1257/aer.20130397


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