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Data and Code for: Political Determinants of Investment in Water and Sanitation: Evidence from Brazilian Elections

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Kresch, Evan (Oberlin College)
  • Schneider, Rodrigo (Skidmore College)
Publication Date
2018-12-31
Funding Reference
  • Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges
Free Keywords
water utilities; brazil; voting; regression discontinuity
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper studies the extent to which political determinants play a role in the investment decisions for water and sanitation (WS) services. We focus on the political alignment between local and state officials using the outcomes of close mayoral elections in Brazil. We find that mayors of municipalities with self-run WS companies aligned with the state governor significantly decreased investment in their WS systems compared to unaligned mayors, providing evidence that politics plays a role in the running of public utilities.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-01-01 / 2016-12-31
    Time Period: Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2000--Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016
Geographic Coverage
  • Brazil
Availability
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Update Metadata: 2019-10-28 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-28

Kresch, Evan; Schneider, Rodrigo (2018): Data and Code for: Political Determinants of Investment in Water and Sanitation: Evidence from Brazilian Elections. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E115206V1