How Common are Electoral Cycles in Criminal Sentencing?
NBER Working Paper No. 25716
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We are grateful to the Sentencing Commissions of Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington for sharing their sentencing data with us. We thank Jill Horwitz, Romain Wacziarg, Melanie Wasserman and conference and seminar participants at CELS, Columbia, and UCLA for valuable comments. We thank Afriti Rahim and Rose Niermeijer for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.