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Political Budget Cycles: Evidence from Italian Cities

Alberto Alesina, Matteo Paradisi

NBER Working Paper No. 20570
Issued in October 2014, Revised in June 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Ugo Troiano, Paolo Pinotti, the IFEL Foundation and Stefano Gagliarducci for generous help with the data. Massimo Bordignon, Raj Chetty, Anastasia Driva, Nicola Fontana and Tommaso Nannicini offered useful comments. We also thank participants in the seminars at Washington University St Louis and Leicester University. Giorgio Saponaro and Giacomo Lanzani provided excellent research assistantship. 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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