Julia Cagé obtains an ERC for "PARTICIPATE"
- Actualité Sciences Po
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Co-director of LIEPP's "Evaluation of Democracy" research group since 2018, Julia Cagé is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics (Sciences Po). She is also affiliated researcher at the Center for Economic Research and Policy Research (CEPR).
She has obtained fundinf from the European Research Council (ERC) for her project : Campaign Finance, Information and Influence : A Comprehensive Approach Using Individual-Level Data and Computer Science Tools" (PARTICIPATE).
Abstract of the project :
The goal of the project is to develop a comprehensive approach to the study of campaign finance, information and influence. What are the motives behind small campaign contributions? Does tax policy affect political giving? Why are so few politicians from the working class and can this change? What is the ability of the media to induce citizens to make electoral decisions they would not make if reporting were unbiased?
While there is evidence at the macro level on the flow of money in elections, news consumption, or the extent of charitable giving, relatively little is known at the micro level, e.g. on individual-level behaviors such as the motivations of small donors, the tax-price elasticity of political donations, or the exposure to competing information flows. PARTICIPATE will help fill this gap.
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