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Politics and Governance

Ghost Buildings Program (Italy)



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Authors

Lorenzo Casaburi, Ugo Troiano

Source

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Year

2016

Link

Intervention

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Unit of Analysis

Revising...

Year

1993-2011

Country

Italy

Outcome Methodology Effect
Mayor was reelected in the election after the program Instrumental Variables in Observational Study (Complier Average Treatment Effect Parameter) Magnitude: 0.021882, Standard error: 0.007938, Counterfactual mean: 0.454
Number of candidates in the election after the program Instrumental Variables in Observational Study (Complier Average Treatment Effect Parameter) Magnitude: -0.05004, Standard error: 0.022197, Counterfactual mean: 2.761
Current incumbent ran for reelection after the program Instrumental Variables in Observational Study (Complier Average Treatment Effect Parameter) Magnitude: 0.01281, Standard error: 0.009177, Counterfactual mean: 0.572
Victory margin (percentage point difference between the first and the second candidate) in the election after the program Instrumental Variables in Observational Study (Complier Average Treatment Effect Parameter) Magnitude: 0.879522, Standard error: 0.026922, Counterfactual mean: 25.999
Municipal government expenditures in logarithm after the program (most conservative estimate) Instrumental Variables in Observational Study (Complier Average Treatment Effect Parameter) Magnitude: 0.010437, Standard error: 0.005523
Municipal government expenditures in logarithm after the program (least conservative estimate) Instrumental Variables in Observational Study (Complier Average Treatment Effect Parameter) Magnitude: 0.013041, Standard error: 0.004326


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