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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Does Gender Matter for Political Leadership? The Case of U.S. Mayors

Fernando Ferreira, Joseph Gyourko

NBER Working Paper No. 17671
Issued in December 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank the Research Sponsor Program of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton for financial support. Andrew Moore and Moises Yi provided outstanding research assistance. We also appreciate the comments and suggestions of David Lee, Marit Rehavi, and seminar participants at the Princeton University, Harris School of Public Policy, National Tax Association, London School of Economics, Inter-American Bank of Development, Harvard University, and Brown University. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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