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Brief 44: Examining Ethnicity-Based Voting Under High and Low Information Settings in Benin

To understand how access to information influences ethnic voting, the authors implemented a field experiment during the 2015 National Assembly elections in Benin. Voters have poor information on these legislative races, and also vary in their shared ethnicity with the incumbent in their constituency. These factors allowed the authors to provide information to voters to examine how they updated their beliefs about the candidate, conditional on their shared ethnicity with the incumbent. 

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Lauren Young
Email: leyou@ucdavis.edu  Institution / Affiliation : UC Davis  EGAP member: Yes 
Darin Christensen
Email: darinc@luskin.ucla.edu  Institution / Affiliation : UCLA  EGAP member: Yes 
Kaylee B Hodgson
Email: kayleejohnson59@gmail.com  Institution / Affiliation : Brigham Young University  EGAP member: No 
Jennifer Hill
Email: jennifer.hill@nyu.edu  Institution / Affiliation : New York University  EGAP member: No 
Renanah Miles
Email: renanah.miles@columbia.edu  Institution / Affiliation : Columbia University  EGAP member: No 

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