Traditionally, we have assumed that voters choose the candidates and policy platforms that benefit them the most. So why can we observe people doing the exact opposite and acting, seemingly, irrationally by voting their money away? This project examines the power of altruism in voting and whether or not voters actually place the needs of others over themselves at the polls.
Byrne, John, "The Selfless Voter: Altruism and Irrationality in Economic Voting" (2021). Politics Summer Fellows. 9.
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