Do Political Parties Matter? Evidence from U.S. Cities
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The authors thank the Research Sponsor Program of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton for financial support. Misha Dworsky, Andrew Moore, Bob Jobim and Igar Fuki provided outstanding research assistance. We also appreciate the comments and suggestions of the editor and referees, as well as Claudio Ferraz, Ed Glaeser, Bob Inman, and seminar participants at the Wharton Applied Economics Workshop, Columbia University, Duke University, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, IPEA - Rio de Janeiro, University of Toronto, and the University of California-Berkeley. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.