Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Eric Le Borgne , and Ben Lockwood
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 March 2002
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...