Full transparency of politicians' actions does not increase the quality of political representation (2013)

We identify the impact of transparency in political decision -making on thequality of political representation with a difference- in-difference strategy. The quality of political representation is measured by observed divergence of parliamentary decisions from revealed voter preferences on the very same issues. Full transparency of votes of individual politicians does not decrease divergence from voter preferences.

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Eichenberger Reiner, Portmann Marco, Stadelmann David