Vote Buying or Campaign Promises?: Electoral Strategies When Party Credibility is Limited

Research, Preprint OPEN
Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip; Vlaicu, Razvan;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Washington, DC
  • Subject: H50 | H20 | O10 | Vote buying | Rent seeking | Vote Buying, Political Parties, Corruption, Government spending, Democracy, Tax Revenue, Campaign Promises | Campaign promises | Credibility | D72
    • jel: jel:H50 | jel:H20 | jel:D72 | jel:O10
      ddc: ddc:330
    acm: ComputerApplications_GENERAL

What explains significant variation across countries in the use of vote buying instead of campaign promises to secure voter support? This paper explicitly models the tradeoff parties face between engaging in vote buying and making campaign promises, and explores the dis... View more
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