Replication data for: Voter Response to Peak and End Transfers: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Experiment
- Galiani, Sebastian
- Hajj, Nadya
- McEwan, Patrick J.
- Ibarrarán, Pablo
- Krishnaswamy, Nandita
AbstractIn 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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DOI: 10.1257/pol.20170448 (Text)
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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