Grant Title:Value for Money in Buying Votes
Grant Period:May 2014 – May 2015
Jessica Leight, Economics, Williams College
Rohini Pande, Economics, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Laura Ralston, Economics, World Bank
Williams College will study how vote-buying and perceptions of political corruption influence voter behavior. Using a laboratory game implemented with Harvard University students and with Kenyan citizens engaged through a lab in Kenya, Williams College will elucidate information about voters’ and politicians’ behavior after a vote is sold.