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    Economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn (left) have published a paper on a theory of candidate competition that accounts for the influence of both economic and cultural issues on individual voting behavior.

    Economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn (left) have published a paper on a theory of candidate competition that accounts for the influence of both economic and cultural issues on individual voting behavior.

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      Economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn (left) have published a paper on a theory of candidate competition that accounts for the influence of both economic and cultural issues on individual voting behavior.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To contact Stefan Krasa, call 217-333-7698; email skrasa@illinois.edu. To contact Mattias Polborn, call 217-333-4595; email polborn@illinois.edu. The article, “Social Ideology and Taxes in a Differentiated Candidates Framework,” is available online.