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Comparative Politics Workshop with Carlo Prato

October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Comparative Politics Workshop with Carlo Prato

DateOctober 5, 2015

Time12:30pm

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SAVE the Date, Next MONDAY, Oct. 5 — Carlo Prato (of) Georgetown Univ. with “RATIONAL IGNORANCE AND ELECTORAL IMBALANCE, ” the 1st Comparative Politics Workshop of 2015-16: 12:30 PM, Bunche 4357 (Conference Room)(from the abstract): [We] study a formal model where “rationally ignorant” voters hold ex-ante different views about candidates’ quality (for example, due to incumbency) and party labels (for example, due to ideology). We study the effect of each of these two types of imbalance on campaign spending, voter attention, and democratic responsiveness. Our theory provides a way to organize a large set of empirical findings, such as the strong impact of incumbency on electoral outcomes, the relatively smaller impact of partisan redistricting, as well as the existence of an incumbency spending advantage with limited electoral consequences. The theory has also implications for the interpretation of estimated incumbency effects.More details at: www.polisci.ucla.edu/content/comparative-politics-workshop-with-carlo-prato 

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October 8, 2018
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Date:
October 8, 2018
Time:
12:00 am
Website:
/event/comparative-politics-workshop-carlo-prato