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Replication data for: Voter Response to Peak and End Transfers: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Experiment

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Galiani, Sebastian
  • Hajj, Nadya
  • McEwan, Patrick J.
  • Ibarrarán, Pablo
  • Krishnaswamy, Nandita
Publication Date
2019-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    In a Honduran field experiment, sequences of cash transfers to poor households varied in amount of the largest (peak) and last (end) transfers. Larger peak-end transfers increased voter turnout and the incumbent party's vote share in the 2013 presidential election, independently of cumulative transfers. A plausible explanation is that voters succumbed to a common cognitive bias by applying peak-end heuristics. Another is that voters deliberately used peak-end transfers to update beliefs about the incumbent party. In either case, the results provide experimental evidence on the classic non-experimental finding that voters are especially sensitive to recent economic activity.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20170448 (Text)
Publications
  • Galiani, Sebastian, Nadya Hajj, Patrick J. McEwan, Pablo Ibarrarán, and Nandita Krishnaswamy. “Voter Response to Peak and End Transfers: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Experiment.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 11, no. 3 (August 2019): 232–60. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20170448.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20170448 (DOI)

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Galiani, Sebastian; Hajj, Nadya; McEwan, Patrick J.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Krishnaswamy, Nandita (2019): Replication data for: Voter Response to Peak and End Transfers: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Experiment. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116522V1