Stadelmann, David Portmann, Marco Eichenberger, Reiner
CREMA Working Paper No. 2013-17
We identify the impact of transparency in political decision -making on the quality of political representation with a difference- in-difference strategy. The quality of political representation is measured by observed divergence of parliamentary decisions from revealed voter preferences on the very same issues. Full transparency of votes of individual politicians does not decrease divergence from voter preferences.
Transparency quality of political decisions representation parliament individual votes referenda