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Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns

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Source: Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns

Volume/Issue: 2003/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ben Lockwood , and Eric Le Borgne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847796

Keywords: Career Concern, Elections, Citizen Candidate, Experimentation, Tournaments, Political Business Cycles, election, voters, probability, voting

This paper studies a principal-agent model of the relationship between an incumbent officeholder and the electorate, where the officeholder is initially uninformed about her ability. If officeholder effort and abil...

Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle

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Source: Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2002/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Le Borgne , and Ben Lockwood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451972658

Keywords: Asymmetric Information, Citizen-Candidate, Representative Democracy, Signaling Games, and Political Budget Cycles, voters, probability, election, voting, elections

We investigate whether private information about citizens' competence in political office can be revealed by their entry and campaign expenditure decisions. We find that this depends on whether voters and candidate...

Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns

Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns »

Volume/Issue: 2003/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ben Lockwood , and Eric Le Borgne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847796.001

ISBN: 9781451847796

Keywords: Career Concern, Elections, Citizen Candidate, Experimentation, Tournaments, Political Business Cycles, election, voters, probability, voting

This paper studies a principal-agent model of the relationship between an incumbent officeholder and the electorate, where the officeholder is initially uninformed about her ability. If officeholder effort and abil...

Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle

Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle »

Volume/Issue: 2002/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Le Borgne , and Ben Lockwood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972658.001

ISBN: 9781451972658

Keywords: Asymmetric Information, Citizen-Candidate, Representative Democracy, Signaling Games, and Political Budget Cycles, voters, probability, election, voting, elections

We investigate whether private information about citizens' competence in political office can be revealed by their entry and campaign expenditure decisions. We find that this depends on whether voters and candidate...