Thanks to David Barker, Jonathan Bendor, Rui de Figueiredo, Jon Hurwitz, John Patty, and Ken Shotts for helpful comments and discussions. A previous version received Honorable Mention from the APSA's Experimental Research Section for the Best Experimental Paper presented at the 2010 annual meeting. Previous versions were also presented at the 2010 Southern Political Science Association conference, the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association conference, and the 2010 EITM Summer Institute at UC Berkeley. Financial support is gratefully acknowledged from the University of Pittsburgh’s Central Research Development Fund Small Grant Program and from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Summer Faculty Research Fund. Replication data may be found at http://www.pitt.edu/~woon/data.
Democratic Accountability and Retrospective Voting: A Laboratory Experiment
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2012
©2012, Midwest Political Science Association
American Journal of Political Science
Volume 56, Issue 4, pages 913–930, October 2012
How to Cite
Woon, J. (2012), Democratic Accountability and Retrospective Voting: A Laboratory Experiment. American Journal of Political Science, 56: 913–930. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5907.2012.00594.x
The term “pandering” is more narrow than “responsiveness.” The former means to follow public opinion when it goes against a politician’s expert judgment about what is in the public’s best interest. The latter simply means to follow the electorate’s wishes.
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Table A1: Summary information for experimental sessions
Table A2: Empirical distributions and best responses
Figure A1: Kernel density plot of subject-level heterogeneity in retrospective voting (baseline, ST, and FP treatments)
Figure A2: Kernel density plot of subject-level heterogeneity in policy-based voting (baseline, PI, and IC treatments)
Figure A3: Logit agent quantal response equilibrium
Instructions for baseline experiment (delegate version)
Policy Information Treatment
Information Choice Treatment
Simplified Type Treatment
Forward Payoff Treatment
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