First Among Equals: The First Place Effect and Political Promotion in Plurality Elections (with Laurence Go)

Under Review. We study the impact of rank based decision-making in a multi-member plurality electoral system by examining the decisions of Philippine legislative councilors to run for and win higher office. To identify the causal effect of rank, we conduct a close-elections RD at the village, municipality, and province levels. Our main result is the […]

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