September 2011

Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | September 24, 2011

Generous Legislators? A Description of Vote Trading Agreements

AbstractLegislators trade influence to attain the approval of their most preferred bills. A classic example can be found in pork barrel politics with concentrated benefits and diffuse costs, in which…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | September 24, 2011

Election Timing and Public Policy

AbstractThere are nearly half a million elected officials in American local governments, and the timing of local elections varies enormously even within the same state. Some local elections are held…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | September 24, 2011

The Costs of Political Influence: Firm-Level Evidence From Developing Countries

AbstractArrangements by which politically connected firms receive economic favors are a common feature around the world, but little is known of the form or effects of influence in business–government relationships.…

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