Information Dissemination and Local Governments’ Electoral Returns, Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico

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Does information about local government’s performance spark participation in local elections? Are more informed voters more likely to topple incumbents who govern badly? In this article we examine the effects of an information campaign on electoral participation and incumbent parties’ vote share in the 2009 municipal elections in Mexico. For purposes of the… (More)

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@inproceedings{Chong2010InformationDA, title={Information Dissemination and Local Governments’ Electoral Returns, Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico}, author={Alberto E. Chong and Ana L. De La O and Dean Karlan and Leonard Wantchekron}, year={2010} }