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Do politicians’ relatives get better jobs? Evidence from municipal elections

Abstract:

This paper estimates the impacts of being connected to politicians on occupational choice. Using an administrative dataset collected in 2008–2010 on 20 million individuals in the Philippines, we rely on naming conventions to assess family links to candidates in elections held in 2007 and 2010. We combine a regression discontinuity design to close elections in 2007 with an alternative approach using individuals connected to successful candidates in 2010 as control group. This allows us to net ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/jleo/ewx001

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Economics
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
2
Pages:
268-300
Publication date:
2017-02-09
Acceptance date:
2016-12-20
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EISSN:
1465-7341
ISSN:
8756-6222
Pubs id:
pubs:668652
URN:
uri:46afc6c2-24e9-44ac-814e-114d4b780122
UUID:
uuid:46afc6c2-24e9-44ac-814e-114d4b780122
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pubs:668652

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