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Do voters vote for education? Evidence from Brazilian municipal elections

Grant number: 14/20307-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2015
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - Economics of Human Resources
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Fernanda Gonçalves de La Fuente Estevan
Grantee:Matheus de Mello de Assunção
Home Institution: Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade (FEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/16095-6 - Do voters vote for education? Evidence from Brazilian municipal elections, BE.EP.MS


Basic education is widely cited in the literature in economics as an essential factor to the development of a country. Moreover, by the externalities it generates, is seen as a service whose optimal supply requires public financing or provision. In Brazil, as in other countries, is constitutionally established as responsibility of states and municipalities. The demand of voters for education, however, is little known. This paper seeks to fill this gap by estimating the impact of a change in municipal spending on basic education in the reelection chances of a mayor. For that, as exogenous variation uses the deployment of federal transfers from the Fund for the Maintenance and Development of Fundamental Education and Valorization of Teachers (FUNDEF) and The Fund for the Maintenance and Development of Basic Education and Enhancement of Education Professionals (FUNDEB) in 1998 and 2007, respectively. (AU)

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MATHEUS ASSUNÇÃO; FERNANDA ESTEVAN. Do voters reward politicians for education expenditures?. Rev. Bras. Econ., v. 76, n. 1, p. 10-29, . (17/50134-4, 14/20307-6, 15/21640-3, 19/25033-5, 15/16095-6)
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ASSUNÇÃO, Matheus de Mello de. Do people vote for education? evidence from Brazilian municipal elections. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade (FEA/SBD) São Paulo.

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