Russia’s Choice: Voting in Predetermined Elections

In this article, I look at Russian presidential elections through the prism of what is known in economics as signaling. This approach reveals that the elections in Russia serve a very different purpose than their counterparts in developed democracies. It is a profound insight that helps to understand why people still choose to cast their ballots knowing Putin's victory is inevitable—and, most importantly, why it still makes sense to vote.

You can read it in Public Seminar.