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Vote‐Buying and Reciprocity

  • Frederico Finan
  • Laura Schechter

In this paper, how social preferences overcome the commitment problems implicit in vote-buying is examined. Data used for the study is a survey information on vote-buying experienced in a 2006 municipal election in Paraguay, with information on behavior in experiments carried out in 2002. [Working Paper No. 214].

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Article provided by Econometric Society in its journal Econometrica.

Volume (Year): 80 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (03)
Pages: 863-881

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Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:80:y:2012:i:2:p:863-881
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