Bidding for Roads

  • Blog Post Date 31 March, 2017
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Oliver Eynde

Paris School of Economics

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Jonathan Lehne

Paris School of Economics

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Jacob Shapiro

Princeton University

The project looks into the mechanisms of political influence by analyzing whether contractors without political connections are deterred from applying, or whether the evaluation process is biased in favor of those with connections. The project exploits political shocks, such as a politician winning an election, to identify how politicians manipulate the road bidding process.

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