Wallack, Jessica Seddon Gaviria, Alejandro Panizza, Ugo Stein, Ernesto H.
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Working Paper, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 463
This paper presents a new dataset on electoral systems and outlines its potential uses in further research exploring the connections between electoral systems and economic outcomes. The dataset provides indicators of the degree to which individual politicians can further their careers by appealing to narrow geographic constituencies on the one hand, or party constituencies on the other.