Does Enfranchisement Affect Fiscal Policy? Theory and Empirical Evidence on Brazil – Economics of Governance – article

Does Enfranchisement Affect Fiscal Policy? Theory and Empirical Evidence on Brazil

Rodrigo Schneider, Diloá Athias, Mauricio Bugarin | Economics of Governance

2019-10-30

This paper studies the effect of political participation on public spending at the local level in Brazil. In particular, we look at the phased-in implementation of electronic voting in the late 1990s—which enfranchised poorer voters by decreasing the numb

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