Do Politicians Know about what Citizens Prefer? -- with Asad Liaqat
September 16th, 2020
21 mins 30 secs
About this Episode
Do politicians know enough about voters to adequately represent them? Are they responsive to new information about their constituency? How does it affect the representation of marginalized groups?
Asad Liaqat presents the results of large experiment he conducted on politicians in Pakistan, and reveals large information asymmetries in politics.
- "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Katherine Boo https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11869272-behind-the-beautiful-forevers
- "No Representation without Information: Politician Responsiveness to Citizen Preferences" by Asad Liaqat https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/asadliaqat/files/jmp.pdf