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The Demand for Bad Policy when Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects

Ernesto Dal Bó, Pedro Dal Bó, Erik Eyster

NBER Working Paper No. 22916
Issued in December 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Alexander Kiam, Jeongbin Kim, Daniel Prinz, Santiago Truffa and Stephen Yen for excellent research assistance as well as Berkeley's XLab and Brown's BUSSEL for support. We are grateful to Anna Aizer, Ned Augenblick, Eric Dickson, Willie Fuchs, Alessandro Lizzeri, Matthew Rabin, Francesco Trebbi, Reed Walker, Georg Weizsäcker, and Noam Yuchtman for helpful discussions. We thank participants at various conferences and seminars for their comments and suggestions. Eyster thanks the ERC for financial support. 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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