Substantive Black Political Representation: Evidence from Matching Estimates in the United States House of Representatives

@article{Kopkin2017SubstantiveBP,
  title={Substantive Black Political Representation: Evidence from Matching Estimates in the United States House of Representatives},
  author={Nolan Kopkin},
  journal={The Review of Black Political Economy},
  year={2017},
  volume={44},
  pages={203-232}
}
  • Nolan Kopkin
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • The Review of Black Political Economy
I seek to determine whether race is a factor in how black representatives vote in the United States House of Representatives; if so, this suggests electing more black representatives may improve the economic and political position of blacks if policy positions taken by black representatives on bills that fail to pass would provide tangible positive impacts to members of the black community if passed. Confounding the impact of legislator race, districts represented by blacks on average are quite… 
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