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Disentangling merit from luck: the effect of swinging commodity prices on incumbent reelection prospects in Brazilian municipalities (2004-2012)
Do swinging commodities prices help local incumbents remain in office? Despite the sizable scholarly research suggesting that the performance of Brazil’s economy is largely dependent upon thriving commodities cycles, the ...
Information, accountability and corruption: shaping electoral accountability: evidence from Brazil
How the interaction between ideology and salience of corruption drives electoral accountability in Brazil? This paper will study if left-wing politicians are more electorally punished for being corrupt than non-left-wing ...
The politics of foreign direct investment: impacts on the host country corruption levels
I analyze how foreign direct investment (FDI) influences the level of corruption in the host country. Most of the literature has been focused on the determinants of investment and the relationship between multinational ...
Women and the quality of public health services in Brazil
Increasing women's representation in local executive and legislative offices may impact how they behave differently from their male counterparts and deliver public policies. This paper examines whether electing women as ...