Frederico Finan

Department of Economics
University of California
508-1 Evans Hall #3880
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
Tel: 310/794-5958
Fax: 310/825-9528

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NBER Program Affiliations: DEV , POL
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2017Money and Politics: The Effects of Campaign Spending Limits on Political Competition and Incumbency Advantage
with Eric Avis, Claudio Ferraz, Carlos Varjão: w23508
February 2017Who Becomes a Politician?
with Ernesto Dal Bó, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson, Johanna Rickne: w23120
July 2016Do Government Audits Reduce Corruption? Estimating the Impacts of Exposing Corrupt Politicians
with Eric Avis, Claudio Ferraz: w22443
January 2016Electoral Incentives and the Allocation of Public Funds
with Maurizio Mazzocco: w21859
December 2015The Personnel Economics of the State
with Benjamin A. Olken, Rohini Pande: w21825
May 2015Procuring Firm Growth: The Effects of Government Purchases on Firm Dynamics
with Claudio Ferraz, Dimitri Szerman: w21219
June 2012Corrupting Learning: Evidence from Missing Federal Education Funds in Brazil
with Claudio Ferraz, Diana B. Moreira: w18150

Published: Claudio Ferraz & Frederico Finan & Diana B. Moreira, 2012. "Corrupting learning," Journal of Public Economics, vol 96(9-10), pages 712-726.

Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service
with Ernesto Dal Bó, Martín Rossi: w18156

Published: Ernesto Dal Bó & Frederico Finan & Martín A. Rossi, 2013. "Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 128(3), pages 1169-1218. citation courtesy of

September 2011Vote-Buying and Reciprocity
with Laura A. Schechter: w17411

Published: Frederico Finan & Laura Schechter, 2012. "Vote‐Buying and Reciprocity," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 80(2), pages 863-881, 03. citation courtesy of

December 2010Local Electoral Incentives and Decentralized Program Performance
with Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet: w16635

Published: Alain de Janvry & Frederico Finan & Elisabeth Sadoulet, 2012. "Local Electoral Incentives and Decentralized Program Performance," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(3), pages 672-685, August. citation courtesy of

April 2009Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments
with Claudio Ferraz: w14937

Published: Claudio Ferraz & Frederico Finan, 2011. "Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(4), pages 1274-1311, June. citation courtesy of

Motivating Politicians: The Impacts of Monetary Incentives on Quality and Performance
with Claudio Ferraz: w14906
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