Compulsory Voting, Turnout, and Government Spending: Evidence from Austria
---- Acknowledgments ----
We thank Kevin Bryan, Jeremy Ferwerda, Rui de Figueiredo, Fred Finan, Ted Miguel, John Morgan, Gerard Roland, Francesco Trebbi, and seminar participants for helpful comments. Melina Mattos, Nicholas Roth, and Dijana Zejcirovic provided outstanding research assistance. Hoffman acknowledges support from the Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Leon acknowledges support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the Severo Ochoa Programme for Centres of Excellence in R&D (SEV-2011-0075) and grant ECO2014-55555-P. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.