The Impact of Career Politicians: Evidence from US Governors

SUMMARY This paper exploits the presence of Congressional experience in US governors that permits the identification of the relationship between political career experience and intergovernmental transfers. I assemble a novel dataset of governors’ political background and match this to federal transf...

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Volume: 74
Main Author: Pickard, Harry
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: 01.02.2021
published in: Kyklos (Basel) Vol. 74; no. 1; pp. 103 - 125
Data of publication: February 2021
ISSN: 0023-5962
EISSN: 1467-6435
Discipline: Social Sciences (General)
Bibliography: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield, 9 Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 4DT, UK. I would like to thank my PhD supervisors Georgios Efthyvoulou and Vassilis Sarantides for comments and support. This paper has also greatly benefited from comments and suggestions from Ian Gregory‐Smith, Emily McDool, Alberto Montagnoli, Andrew Pickering, Argyris Sakalis, Luke Wilson and participants at the 2018 European Public Choice Society meeting in Rome. A previous version of this paper was circulated with the title “Does Congressional experience in US governors influence state transfers?” Any remaining errors are my own.
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