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The Perils of Voter Mobilization

Benjamin Marx, Vincent Pons, Tavneet Suri

NBER Working Paper No. 23946
Issued in October 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Suleiman Asman, Bonnyface Mwangi, Gayathri Ramani, and Eleanor Wiseman for outstanding research management and assistance in the field, and we thank Diego Aparicio, Layane El Hor, and Shweta Bhogale for excellent research assistance in Cambridge. We benefited from helpful comments and suggestions from Eli Berman, Esther Duflo, Horacio Larreguy, Ben Olken, as well as seminar audiences at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting, Brown University, Duke University, the MIT Sloan Centennial, University of Capetown, University of Washington Seattle, Williams College, Yale University, and the Spring 2016 WGAPE Meeting. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Program on Innovation in Markets and Organizations at MIT Sloan and the J-PAL Governance Initiative. Marx is at the Department of Economics, MIT, Pons is at Harvard Business School and Suri is at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Suri is the corresponding author: E62-517, 100 Main Street, Cambridge MA 02142. Email: tavneet@mit.edu. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Benjamin Marx ----

I would like to report that I was employed as a Project Associate (2010-2011), and subsequently as a Project Coordinator (2011-2013) by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), a non-profit based in New Haven, CT, USA.

Besides this position, I have no relevant financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Vincent Pons ----

I would like to report that I am the cofounder of a startā€up that provides campaign technology for politics and business in Europe, LiegeyMullerPons (http://www.liegeymullerpons.fr/en/).

Besides this position, I have no relevant financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper.

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