Electoral Security and the Provision of Constituency Service

@inproceedings{Dropp2012ElectoralSA,
  title={Electoral Security and the Provision of Constituency Service},
  author={Kyle Dropp and Zachary Peskowitz},
  year={2012}
}
  • Kyle Dropp, Zachary Peskowitz
  • Published 2012
We examine the relationship between legislators’ electoral environment and the provision of constituency service in the Texas State Legislature. Using fictitious constituent requests soliciting information on voter registration and a government program, we analyze the relationship between legislators’ previous vote share and the probability of legislator response. To account for possible simultaneity bias of constituency service and election results, we employ an instrumental variables approach… CONTINUE READING

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