Endogenous political competition and political accountability

Makris, Miltiadis (2009) Endogenous political competition and political accountability Economics Letters, 104, (3), pp. 151-153. (doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2009.05.006).


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We contribute to the debate over the effectiveness of elections in motivating incumbents to perform well. We show that with endogenous political competition the effectiveness of democracy in disciplining officials can be largely diminished.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2009.05.006
ISSNs: 0165-1765 (print)
Keywords: political competition, retrospective voting, citizen-candidate, rent-seeking
ePrint ID: 173919
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September 2009Published
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2011 09:36
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 03:20
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/173919

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