Political Economy

Investing in Peace

Helping voters learn by trading in the stock market can shift their perspective and politics.

July 15, 2020

| by Beth Rimbey

When a pool of likely voters in Israel were nudged to trade in either Israeli or Palestinian stocks prior to the 2015 election, an interesting thing happened.

Newly awakened to the broader economic costs of conflict to society, Associate Professor Saumitra Jha found they quickly shifted their political support to candidates who favored peace talks.

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