This article is based on the first chapter of my dissertation at the University of Chicago. I would like to thank the editor, Andrea Galeotti, and three anonymous referees for helpful comments and suggestions. Moreover, I have benefited from conversations with Gary Becker, Eric Budish, Dana Chandler, Tony Cookson, Roland Fryer, Steven Levitt, Roger Myerson, Elisa Olivieri, Philipp Tillmann and David Toniatti. I am also indebted to Gabriele Schömel at the office of the Bundeswahlleiter for help in acquiring the data used in this article. Steven Castongia and Sathish Kumar provided excellent research assistance. Financial support from the Beryl W. Sprinkel Fund at the University of Chicago is gratefully acknowledged. All views expressed in this article as well as any remaining errors are solely my responsibility.
Please Don't Vote for Me: Voting in a Natural Experiment with Perverse Incentives
Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2014
© 2014 Royal Economic Society
The Economic Journal
Volume 125, Issue 585, pages 1025–1052, June 2015
How to Cite
Spenkuch, J. L. (2015), Please Don't Vote for Me: Voting in a Natural Experiment with Perverse Incentives. The Economic Journal, 125: 1025–1052. doi: 10.1111/ecoj.12131
- Issue online: 12 JUN 2015
- Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 25 FEB 2014 07:38AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 2 JUL 2012
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