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Antonio Merlo

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In Advertising We Trust
11 months ago

In Advertising We Trust

By  •  Voter behavior

There’s a reason candidates spend so much money on TV commercials. Officials make policy, but voters make elected officials. The amount of candidate information voters get – accurate or not – helps predict if they will have the initiative to vote, the savvy to vote split ticket rather than party line, and the confidence to skip a vote on just one unfamiliar race rather than skipping out on voting altogether.

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Intense Interest
1 year ago

Intense Interest

By  •  Bankruptcy

New research shows that interest rates have outsized effects compared to stock prices on the final negotiated value of a bankrupt company.

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Welcome To The Party
2 years ago

Welcome To The Party

By  •  Elections

The public tends to think elected politicians don’t represent the best and brightest of all possible candidates. However, political parties often select mediocre candidates because of dueling forces known as the discouragement and competition effects. Majoritarian electoral systems may encourage parties to nominate more competent candidates.

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