Rodet, Cortney S. (2011): Voter Behavior and Seniority Advantage in Pork Barrel Politics.
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This paper uses experiments to explore electoral accountability in a legislative system that favors seniority. Voters face a trade-off between pork barrel transfers and policy representation. Term limits are tested as a mechanism to reduce the cost of searching for a legislator who better represents voters on policy, as well as reducing the resulting asymmetric distribution of income. Subjects’ preferences on abortion are used in an innovative means of capturing incumbents’ policy choices where subject legislators vote to determine whether a donation is allocated to either a pro-choice or pro-life foundation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Voter Behavior and Seniority Advantage in Pork Barrel Politics|
|Keywords:||voting, legislature, term limits, experiments|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C92 - Laboratory, Group Behavior
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D89 - Other
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D72 - Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C91 - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P16 - Political Economy
|Depositing User:||Cortney Stephen Rodet|
|Date Deposited:||06. Sep 2011 14:15|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 10:13|
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