The Government Response to Informed Citizens: New Evidence on Media Access and the Distribution of Public Health Benefits in Africa
in The World Bank Economic Review
January 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health. 15625 words.
We use a “natural experiment” in media markets in Benin to examine the impact of community radio on government responsiveness to citizens. Contrary to prior research on the impact of mass...