Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89733
Authors: 
Kotakorpi, Kaisa
Poutvaara, Panu
Terviö, Marko
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4542
Abstract: 
We study the returns to political office using data from Finnish parliamentary elections in 1970-2007 and municipal elections in 1996-2008. The discontinuity of electoral outcomes in individual candidate votes allows us to estimate the causal effect of being elected on subsequent income. Getting elected to parliament increases annual earnings initially by about €20,000, but most of this effect fades out over time. Getting elected to a municipal council has a positive effect of about €1,000 on subsequent annual earnings.
Subjects: 
returns to office
elections
regression discontinuity
JEL: 
D72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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