Forthcoming in AER P&P: “Measuring Vote-Selling”

I have a piece coming out in the May 2015 issue of the AER Papers and Proceedings issue, “Measuring Vote-Selling: Field Evidence from the Philippines.” The paper is here, and is co-authored with Allen Hicken, Steve Leider, and Nico Ravanilla.

The paper explores aspects of a proxy measure that we constructed to look at vote-selling in the May 2013 municipal elections in the Philippines. In another paper, we use this as the outcome variable in analysis of a randomized controlled trial of anti-vote-selling interventions in Sorsogon, Philippines during those same elections.