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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Politicians, Information, and Gender Discrimination in Ghana

How accurate are politician beliefs about constituent preferences? And what are politicians’ incentives to acquire accurate information? In this project, Boxell will jointly measure constituent preferences along with politician beliefs about these preferences in Ghana to answer these questions. By experimentally providing politicians with accurate information, he can also examine the extent to which information about constituent preferences shapes the political process.

Levi Boxell, Department of Economics

Levi Boxell

Levi Boxell is a PhD student in economics at Stanford University and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. His primary research interests are in political economy and development. Prior to entering the doctoral program at Stanford, Boxell worked as a research assistant for Professors Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro.

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