The Incumbency Curse : Weak Parties , Term Limits , and Unfulfilled Accountability ∗

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We study how representation works in a context where accountability to voters is restricted because of term limits and accountability to parties is limited because of party weakness. Analyzing all Brazilian mayoral elections since 1996 to the present using a regression discontinuity design, we show that becoming the incumbent party results in large… (More)

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@inproceedings{Klanja2014TheIC, title={The Incumbency Curse : Weak Parties , Term Limits , and Unfulfilled Accountability ∗}, author={Marko Kla{\vs}nja and Rafael Hortala-Vallve and Noam Lupu}, year={2014} }