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Does Electoral Accountability Affect Economic Policy Choices? Evidence from Gubernatorial Term Limits
This paper analyzes the behavior of U. S. governors from 1950 to 1986 to investigate a reputation-building model of political behavior. We argue that differences in the behavior of governors who faceExpand
Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century
  • A. Case, A. Deaton
  • Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2 November 2015
A marked increase in the all-cause mortality of middle-aged white non-Hispanic men and women in the United States between 1999 and 2013 reversed decades of progress in mortality and was unique to the United United States; no other rich country saw a similar turnaround. Expand
Budget spillovers and fiscal policy interdependence: Evidence from the states
Abstract This paper formalizes and tests the notion that states' expenditures depend on the spending of similarly situated states. We find that even after allowing for fixed state effects, yearExpand
Political Institutions and Policy Choices: Evidence from the United States
A rich array of institutional diversity makes the United States an excellent place to study the relationship between political institutions and public policy outcomes. This Paper has three main aims.Expand
Large Cash Transfers to the Elderly in South Africa
We examine the social pension in South Africa, where large cash sumsþabout twice the median per capita income of African householdsþare paid to people qualified by age but irrespective of previousExpand
Broken Down by Work and Sex: How Our Health Declines
Self-reported health status (SRHS) is an imperfect measure of non-fatal health, but allows examination of how health status varies over the life course. Although women have lower mortality than men,Expand
Spatial Patterns in Household Demand
This paper discusses economic processes that may give rise to spatial patterns in data and explores the relative merits of alternative modeling approaches when data are spatially correlated. AnExpand
The Company You Keep: The Effects of Family and Neighborhood on Disadvantaged Youths
We examine the effects of family background variables and neighborhood peers on the behaviors of inner-city youths in a tight labor market using data from the 1989 NBER survey of youths living inExpand
Unnatural Experiments? Estimating the Incidence of Endogenous Policies
The US federal system provides great potential for estimating the effects of policy on behavior. There are numerous empirical studies that exploit variation in policies over space and time. InExpand
Mortality and Morbidity in the 21st Century
It is found that mortality and morbidity amongwhite non-Hispanic Americans in midlife since the turn of the century continued to climb through 2015, with marked differences in mortality by race and education, with mortality among white non-Hispanics (males and females) rising for those without aCollege degree, and falling for those with a college degree. Expand