Policymakers’ Horizon and Trade Reforms

@inproceedings{Conconi2011PolicymakersHA,
  title={Policymakers’ Horizon and Trade Reforms},
  author={Paola Conconi and Giovanni Facchini and Maurizio Zanardi},
  year={2011}
}
Does policymakers\' horizon affect their willingness to support economic reforms? Voting in the U.S. Congress provides an ideal setting to address this question. Differences between the House and Senate, in which members serve two-year and six-year mandates respectively, allow to examine the role of term length; the staggered structure of the Senate allows to compare the behavior of different \"generations\" of senators and study the impact of election proximity. Considering all major trade… CONTINUE READING

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