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Francesco Trebbi Profile

Francesco Trebbi is the Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines the impact of political institutions, including electoral rules, on economic outcomes, and the political economy of policy determination more generally. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2007.

Ebonya L. Washington

Ebonya L. Washington is the Laurans A. and Arlene Mendelson Professor of Economics and a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. Her research explores the economic and institutional factors that influence voter turnout, the determinants of the policy preferences of voters and legislators, the interplay among race, gender, and political outcomes, and a range of other issues. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2004.

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War Bonds, Postwar Inflation, and Voter Sentiment
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During World War II, the US government, under Democratic Party leadership, encouraged citizens to invest in savings bonds, and over 85 million Americans...
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This paper develops a new approach to detecting electoral fraud. Our context involves repeaters, individuals voting in...
 The figure is a dual-axis line chart titled, "Share of US Firms' Labor Costs Associated with Regulatory Compliance."  The left hand axis plots the researchers' conservative regulatory cost index, and the right hand axis charts their broad regulatory cost index. The x-axis ranges from 2002 to 2014.   The conservative index increases from about 1.48 percent in 2002 to 1.58 percent in 2014. The broad index increases from about 3.54 percent in 2002 to just below 3.84 percent in 2014.   Note: The conservative r
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The average US firm spends between 1.3 and 3.3 percent of its total wage bill on regulatory compliance, estimate Francesco Trebbi and Miao Ben...
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