How Indian Voters Respond to Candidates with Criminal Charges: Evidence from the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections

Published By: NIPFP on eSS | Published Date: October, 01 , 2012

What are the response of voters to candidates who have reported that they have criminal charges against them? A analysis within the framework of a simple analytical model which assumes that criminal charges give rise to some stigma amongst the electorate, and result in a negative effect on vote share. The data is from 2009 Lok Sabha elections in India. [Working Paper No. 2012-109]. URL:[http://www.nipfp.org.in/newweb/sites/default/files/WP_2012_109.pdf].

Author(s): Bhaskar Dutta, Poonam Gupta | Posted on: Nov 02, 2012 | Views(621) | Download (183)


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