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February 23, 2010
Using rainfall, public relief, and election data from India, we examine how governments respond to adverse shocks and how voters react to these...
February 19, 2010
Many poverty alleviation programs fail due to political interference. Politicians frequently undermine development efforts when they target benefits...
February 9, 2010
Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of propaganda on participation in violent conflict. I examine the effects of the infamous "hate radio"...
February 2, 2010
Abstract: Patronage is a tool used throughout the world to reward political allies. In this paper I create a dataset of Yemeni tribes to explore...