First among equals: The first place effect and political promotion in multi-member plurality elections

  title={First among equals: The first place effect and political promotion in multi-member plurality elections},
  author={Dean Dulay and Laurence Go},
  journal={Journal of Public Economics},



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  • D. Ziblatt
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    American Political Science Review
  • 2009
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