Political competition and politician quality: evidence from Italian municipalities

We use data from Italian local level governments for the years 1985-2008 to investigate whether political competition affects the quality of politicians, as measured by some ex-ante characteristics such as educational level and type of job held. We handle endogeneity problems through an instrumental...

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Volume: 148
Main Author: Maria De Paola
Vincenzo Scoppa
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Boston Springer 01.09.2011
Springer US
SPRINGER
published in: Public choice Vol. 148; no. 3/4; pp. 547 - 559
ORCID: 0000-0002-2774-0258
Data of publication: 20110901
ISSN: 0048-5829
1573-7101
EISSN: 1573-7101
Discipline: Economics
Political Science
Subjects:
D78
J45
D72
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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