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|The relationship between federal budget amendments and local electoral power
|Firpo, Sergio Pinheiro
Ponczek, Vladimir Pinheiro
|The objectives of this paper are twofold. First, we investigate whether politicians use resources from the federal budget to maintain and expand their political capital. Second, we examine whether such strategy is rewarded by voters. Do they vote for politicians who assist their municipalities through federal expenditures? We use data fromlegislative elections in Brazil, a country that does not use a singlemember district systemto formits Chamber of Deputies.We use a regression discontinuity approach by exploring the results of close elections for the Chamber of Deputies. Our findings indicate that politicians tend to favor municipalities that were important to their elections and that voters support candidates who have brought resources to their localities.
|Keywords (english terms):
Regression discontinuity design
|Ciências Exatas e da Terra
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