M.Sc. Andrea Lendewig



Information, voter behavior and government performance: An experimental approach for Honduras

The aim of this project is to help developing countries to better understand their political processes in order to guarantee a higher political performance that contributes to get them out of poverty and under-nutrition. More specifically, we will analyze how the level of information induces changes in voter behavior and in adaptive and observational learning by the government. In addition, we want to identify mechanisms to incentive governments to reduce political performance gaps. To this end, we will derive a theoretical model of candidate competition based on a probabilistic voter model framework including effort of governmental candidates as a specific valence issue. Subsequently, we will conduct an empirical experimental study based on the ACS program in Honduras to test the main implications of our theoretical model.


Work Experience

Research Interests

Voter Research, Probabilistic Voter Models, Agricultural Policy, Field Experiments