Direct Democracy and Public Employees (AER 2009)

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Article

Authors Title Journal Year Edition Pages JEL Codes Keywords
John G. Matsusaka Direct Democracy and Public Employees AER 2009 5 2227-46 D72, J31, J45, J52 -

Article information

Program code Data Readme Method(s) & estimation Data type Data used Origin of data used Software used (Version)
1 - accessible on journal website 1 - accessible on journal website 1 - accessible on journal website OLS, Fixed effects (FE), Instrumental variable (IV) - Legal Landscape database, assembled by examining state constitutions, state statutes, municipal charters, and city codes for the 1, 000 largest cities in the United States and 10 largest cities in each state, describes the direct democracy provisions, if any, for approximately 1, 500 American cities in 2005, census data from 2000; April 28, 2008 version, more recent versions available at http://www.iandrinstitute.org under “Data.”; information on city wages and employment by function taken from Local Government Employment and payroll, 2000; demographic and economic information taken from American FactFinder; information on collective bargaining laws for local government employees in each state taken from NBER public Sector collective Bargaining Law data Set, describes state laws pertaining to collective bargaining by local police, firefighters, teachers, and “other” government workers, using a six-category classification; information on state-wide unionization rates in 2000 collected from Web site of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) USA SAS

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References

DOI: 10.1257/aer.99.5.2227 IDEAS: a/aea/aecrev/v99y2009i5p2227-46.html EconPapers: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:99:y:2009:i:5:p:2227-46