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dc.creatorBandiera, Antonella 
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-08T18:52:37Z
dc.date.available2018-08-08T18:52:37Z
dc.date.created2018-05-29
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/18264
dc.description.abstractHow do natural resource windfalls affect the quality of politicalcandidates? Existing scholarship argues that non-tax public revenuehas a negative effect on the characteristics of candidates because itimpairs the capacity of voters to hold leaders accountable. This liter-ature, however, has not considered other non-tax sources of revenue,namely, the rents derived from the informal and illegal exploitation ofnatural resources. In this paper, I analyze the effects of an increaseof informal gold production in Peru. I find that in districts that havehigher levels of informal gold mining, increases in prices worsens thequality of politicians. In particular, I use novel data on the crimi-nal records of candidates to show that a spike in the price of goldattracts more criminal candidates to politics and leads elected politi-cians to be accused of committing a crime more often. Interestingly,I also find that candidates who have a criminal record are less likelyto be elected. These results suggest that information on the trajec-tories of politicians is key to improve the quality of candidates that will be elected, and that the enforcement of natural resource regula-tion is crucial to eliminate the influence of rents on the behavior ofpoliticians.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 2.5 Colombia
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/co/
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.sourcereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
dc.subjectMinería de oro informal
dc.subjectPolítica
dc.subjectCandidatos criminales
dc.subjectPerú
dc.subject.ddcProducción 
dc.subject.lembMinas de oro
dc.subject.lembMinería ilegal
dc.subject.lembCongresos, conferencias, etc.
dc.titleA Bonanza for Bad Politicians: Informal Gold Mining and Criminal Candidates in Peru
dc.typeconferenceObject
dc.subject.keywordInformal Gold mining
dc.subject.keywordPolitics
dc.subject.keywordCrminal candidates
dc.subject.keywordPeru
dc.publisher.otherUniversidad del Rosario. Facultad de Economía
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.spaDocumento de conferencia
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dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.contributor.eventThe Economics of Informality Conference 2018


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