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Elected Versus Appointed Policymakers: Evidence from City Treasurers

Alexander Whalley

NBER Working Paper No. 15643
Issued in January 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

I thank Leah Brooks, Richard Boylan, Tom Hansford, Shawn Kantor, Josh Kinsler, Stephan Litschig, John Matsusaka, Kevin Milligan, Enrico Moretti, Ronnie Pavan, Lori Raineri, Todd Sorenson, Guido Tabellini, Jessica Trounstine, Gergely Ujhelyi, Christine Vuletich, Kelley Williams and seminar participants at the Canadian Public Economics Group, Texas A & M University, the University of California - Merced, the University of Houston/Rice University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Virginia for helpful comments and discussions. Matt Siordia and Chris Abrescy provided outstanding research assistance. All errors are my own. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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