MPP Seminar | Campaign Connections by Claudio Labanca – School of Economics MPP Seminar | Campaign Connections by Claudio Labanca – School of Economics

MPP Seminar | Campaign Connections by Claudio Labanca

School of Economics

 Invites you to a

Microeconometrics & Public Policy seminar presented by

Claudio Labanca

(Monash University)

Campaign Connections


Co-author

Samuel Bazzi (UCSD)


Friday 15 September 2023

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Seminar Room 650
A02 Social Sciences Building
Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney NSW 2006


This paper explores the labor market returns to working on a victorious political campaign. Using unique administrative data from Brazil, we track the earnings and employment of campaign workers before and after close elections spanning nearly 20 years. We identify sizable returns to working for a winning campaign, especially in areas with a large informal sector and for workers connected to newly elected challengers. The returns are concentrated in the public sector, where connected hires are relatively more qualified. Our results suggest a potential upside to patronage as campaign connections create new pathways to public administration for young, high-ability workers.

For further information contact: Microeconometrics & Public Policy Seminar Coordinator
Dr Gregor Pfeifer & Dr Rebecca McKibbin

For all upcoming seminars in School of Economics see Our events and Calendar

 

 

 

Date

Sep 15 2023
Expired!

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Comments are closed.