NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Motivating Politicians: The Impacts of Monetary Incentives on Quality and Performance

Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Finan

NBER Working Paper No. 14906
Issued in April 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Daron Acemoglu, Simon Board, Ken Chay, Ernesto dal Bó, Miguel Foguel, Jinyong Hahn, Ted Miguel, Ben Olken, Duncan Thomas, and seminar participants at Boston University, Brown University, Duke University, EESP-FGV, EPGE-FGV, Ibmec-Rio, IPEA-Rio, LACEA-PEG, MIT, NBER Summer Institute, 2008 NASM of Econometric Society, Pacific Development Conference, PUC-Rio, Stanford GSB, UC-Riverside, UC-Berkeley, UCSan Diego, University of Southern California, USP, and Yale University for helpful comments and suggestions. We are grateful to Diana Bello, Marcio Nery, Julia Ramos, and Livia Schneider for excellent research assistance, and to Telma Venturelli for providing the legislative census data. 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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