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A Replication of “Do Voters Affect or Elect Policies? Evidence from the U.S. House†(Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2004)

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I replicate Lee, David S., Enrico Moretti, and Matthew J. Butler. 2004. “Do Voters Affect or Elect Policies? Evidence from the U.S. House,†using new advances in regression discontinuity design methodology and data extended to the 2012 election. For the methodology, I use nonparametric methods with optimal bandwidths and bias correction, and I investigate the sensitivity of results to parametric methods, bandwidth, and the inclusion of covariates. My results with this more thorough and modern analysis are the same.

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  • Patrick Button, 2018. "A Replication of “Do Voters Affect or Elect Policies? Evidence from the U.S. House†(Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2004)," Public Finance Review, , vol. 46(5), pages 886-893, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:pubfin:v:46:y:2018:i:5:p:886-893
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  • David S. Lee & Enrico Moretti & Matthew J. Butler, 2004. "Do Voters Affect or Elect Policies? Evidence from the U. S. House," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 119(3), pages 807-859.
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