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Examining the roots of corruption: team studies how votes are bought
Gustavo Bobonis, Department of Economics
Professor Gustavo Bobonis, Department of Economics

A recent paper published in the American Economic Review takes a penetrating look at why clientelism happens and suggests ways it could be stopped. The paper, entitled Vulnerability and Clientelism, was co-authored by a team of researchers including Gustavo Bobonis, professor in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Development. His co-authors include Nichter as well as Marco Gonzalez-Navarro and Paul Gertler, both based at the University of California, Berkeley.

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