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Family networks and distributive politics

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We study the distribution of public services by local politicians when political support spreads through social networks. We sketch a model showing that incumbents target goods and services to individuals who would lead to the largest aggregate loss of support if they stopped supporting the incumbent. Those individuals have high betweenness centrality. Using data on 3.6 million households from the Philippines, we show that households with high betweenness centrality receive a greater number o...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jeea/jvz023

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of the European Economic Association More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
4
Pages:
1697-1725
Publication date:
2019-05-06
Acceptance date:
2019-02-04
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EISSN:
1542-4774
ISSN:
1542-4766
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:968844
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uuid:6d6eef4f-fd1d-4b86-bd29-ec4ee91e5bc6
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pubs:968844
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968844
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2019-02-05

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