Jonathan Colmer

Jonathan Colmer is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia. His research specialises in environmental and development economics. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 2016.

Content by Jonathan Colmer
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    Fishing for votes? Income shocks and the opportunity cost of voting

    While economists have long argued that the opportunity cost of voting exceeds the private benefits – that is an individual vote is unlikely to affect the outcome of an election in a meaningful way – policies or events that affect the opportunity cost of voting at a more aggregate level have the potential to shape election and policy outcomes. This is especially the case...

    12 Oct 2017 | Sebastian Axbard, Jonathan Colmer, Teevrat Garg