NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Term Length and Political Performance

Ernesto Dal Bó, Martín Rossi

NBER Working Paper No. 14511
Issued in November 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Pedro Dal Bó, Erik Eyster, Claudio Ferraz, Jeffry Frieden, Sebastián Galiani, Martín Gonzalez-Eiras, Neil Malhotra, Ernesto Schargrodsky, Ken Shepsle, Mariano Tommasi, and participants at various seminars and conferences for valuable comments and suggestions. We are deeply grateful to legislators Patricia Bullrich, Jesús Rodríguez, Aldo Neri, Mario Negri, and Jorge Young who provided expert advice on the functioning of the Argentine Congress. Juan Escobar and Esteban Petruzzello provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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