Promises, Promises : Vote-Buying and the Electoral Mobilization Strategies of Non-Credible Politicians

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Hanusch, Marek
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Keefer, Philip
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2014-02-04T17:53:18Z
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2014-02-04T17:53:18Z
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2013-10
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2021-04-23T14:03:32Z
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Vote-buying is pervasive, but not everywhere. What explains significant variations across countries in the greater use of pre-electoral transfers to mobilize voters relative to the use of pre-electoral promises of post-electoral transfers? This paper explicitly models the trade-offs that politicians incur when they decide between mobilizing support with vote-buying or promises of post-electoral benefits. Politicians rely more on vote-buying when they are less credible, target vote-buying to those who do not believe their political promises, and only buy votes from those who would have received post-electoral transfers in a world of full political credibility. The enforcement of a prohibition on vote-buying reduces the welfare of those targeted with vote-buying, but improves the welfare of all other groups in society.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/10/18400395/promises-promises-vote-buying-electoral-mobilization-strategies-non-credible-politicians
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16868
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 6653
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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VOTE BUYING
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CLIENT
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ELECTION ADMISNITRATION
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CREDIBLE COMMITTMENT
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POLICITAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS
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BUDGET CONSTRAINT
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GOVERNMENT SPENDING
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BUDGET CYCLE
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GOVERNMENT FINANCING
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BUSINESS CYCLE
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GENERAL GOVERNMENT FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE
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CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES
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COLLECTIVE ACTION
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VOTERS
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CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
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NATIONAL INCOME
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DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY
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DEMOCRATIC POLITIES
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ELECTION
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ELECTION FRAUD
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ELECTORAL PROCESS
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EXPENDITURE
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CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE
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EXPENDITURES
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FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE
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FISCAL TRANSPARENCY
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GENERAL GOVERNMENT FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE
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GOVERNMENT FINANCING
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GOVERNMENT POLICIES
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GOVERNMENT POLICY
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GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
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GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
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GOVERNMENT SPENDING
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GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS
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MODERN ECONOMIC GROWTH
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NATIONAL BUDGET
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NATIONAL INCOME
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NEW DEMOCRACIES
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PARTY LEADERS
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POLITICAL BUSINESS CYCLE
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PRESIDENTIAL RACE
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POLITICAL INCENTIVES
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POLITICAL PARTIES
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POLITICAL SCIENCE
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PRESIDENTIAL RACE
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PUBLIC GOOD
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SOCIAL WELFARE
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TAX REVENUES
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TRANSFER PROGRAMS
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VOTER BEHAVIOR
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VOTING
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VOTING BEHAVIOR
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VOTING BLOCS
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WELFARE BENEFITS
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WELFARE CONSEQUENCES
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WELFARE LOSS TRANSFER PROGRAMS
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WELFARE SERVICES
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Promises, Promises : Vote-Buying and the Electoral Mobilization Strategies of Non-Credible Politicians
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2013-10-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/10/18400395/promises-promises-vote-buying-electoral-mobilization-strategies-non-credible-politicians
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Social Protection and Labor
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Governance
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-6653
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000158349_20131015152335
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18400395
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WPS6653
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/10/15/000158349_20131015152335/Rendered/PDF/WPS6653.pdf
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Education :: Primary education
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Public sector governance::Public expenditure, financial management and procurement
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Rule of law::Legal institutions for a market economy
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State Owned Enterprise Reform
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Wages
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Compensation and Benefits
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Governance :: Political Systems and Analysis
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Private Sector Development :: Civic Participation and Corporate Governance
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Governance :: Politics and Government
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Public Sector Development
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Social Protections and Labor
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Macroeconomics and Growth Team, Development Research Group
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