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dc.contributor.authorAndré, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorMesplé-Somps, Sandrine
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-14T15:38:56Z
dc.date.available2013-11-14T15:38:56Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/12069
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectGhana
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.subjectelections
dc.subjectethnic
dc.subjectPublic goods
dc.subject.ddc338.9en
dc.subject.classificationjelD72en
dc.subject.classificationjelO55en
dc.subject.classificationjelR53en
dc.titleThe Allocation of Public Goods and National Elections in Ghana
dc.typeDocument de travail / Working paper
dc.contributor.editoruniversityotherUniversité de Cergy-Pontoise;France
dc.description.abstractenThe body of literature on purely democratic countries can sometimes fail to explain the behavior of government in semi-democratic African countries. Empirical and theoretical political economic papers find that public funds target ruling party supporters and swing districts. Our results, however, suggest that the opposite was true of Ghana. We observe that pro-government districts received less public investment when the NDC was in power. We posit that this finding is partially driven by the government's will to curry favor with opposition politicians. Indeed, in addition to pursuing its electoral objectives, the government of an emerging democracy may fear political instability and keep the lid on potential unrest by bargaining with opposition leaders. Our analysis also shows that, when controlling for votes and other covariates (including wealth, urbanization and density), public goods allocation is not driven by ethnic group targeting either.
dc.publisher.nameUniversity Library of Munich
dc.publisher.cityMunichen
dc.identifier.citationpages34
dc.relation.ispartofseriestitleMPRA Paper
dc.subject.ddclabelCroissance et développement économiquesen
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dc.description.audienceinternational
dc.date.updated2016-02-18T08:30:42Z


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