Advanced search
Start date

Anti-corruption policies on the municipal politics

Grant number: 21/11522-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2022
Effective date (End): October 31, 2024
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:George Avelino Filho
Grantee:Thiago do Nascimento Fonseca
Host Institution: Escola de Administração de Empresas (EAESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Although experts recommend the adoption of independent anti-corruption institutions, we still do not know what such authority delegated to unelected agents could entail for electoral competition. The aim of this project is to test the impact of anti-corruption actions by independent institutions on the stability of the party system. The main hypothesis is that the absence of the opposition in leading anti-corruption actions would drive voters to choose outsiders and small parties. With data from the municipal audits carried out by the Federal Comptroller Body (CGU) and on the candidates convicted by the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the hypothesis will be tested with methods of natural experiment and instrumental variable. The results may provide relevant implications for the discussion about the impact of anti-corruption actions on municipal politics.

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: