Principled agents

1. Principled agents?: the political economy of good government – Besley, Timothy 2007 Chapter 3

2. Electoral Accountability and the Control of Politicians: Selecting Good Types versus Sanctioning Poor Performance – James D. Fearon (less important)

3. Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments – Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Finan 2009

4. Do Better Paid Politicians Perform Better? Disentangling Incentives from Selection – S Gagliarducci, T Nannicini 2011

5.The Qualities of Leadership: Direction, Communication, and Obfuscation – Torun Dewan and David P. Myatt 2008

Please include empirical examples in the essay.

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