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Are legislators ideologues or the agents of constituents?


  • Poole, Keith T.
  • Rosenthal, Howard


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  • Poole, Keith T. & Rosenthal, Howard, 1996. "Are legislators ideologues or the agents of constituents?," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 40(3-5), pages 707-717, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:40:y:1996:i:3-5:p:707-717

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    9. Poole, Keith T & Rosenthal, Howard, 1993. "The Enduring Nineteenth-Century Battle for Economic Regulation: The Interstate Commerce Act Revisited," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 36(2), pages 837-860, October.
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