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Looking Beyond the Incumbent: The Effects of Exposing Corruption on Electoral Outcomes

Alberto Chong, Ana L. De La O, Dean Karlan, Leonard Wantchekon

NBER Working Paper No. 17679
Issued in December 2011

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We are grateful to Kyla Levin-Russell, Fernando Martel Garcia, Beniamino Savonitto, Alejandro Ortiz, Anna York and Douglas Randall for excellent research assistance. We also like to thank Katherine Casey, Don Green, Ken Scheve, and Susan Stokes for useful comments, as well as participants of the EGAP-NYU conference, the Political Economy Seminar at the University of Chicago, the CSDS seminar at Columbia University, the experimental lunch seminar at the University of Chicago, the UNC-Duke working group on Latin American politics and Redistribution, Public Goods and Political Market Failures at Yale. We acknowledge partial funding from the Inter-American Development Bank. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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