Replication data for: Revolving Door Lobbyists

Christian Fons-Rosen, Mirko Draca & Jordi Blanes I Vidal
Washington's \"revolving door\"—the movement from government service into the lobbying industry—is regarded as a major concern for policy-making. We study how ex-government staffers benefit from the personal connections acquired during their public service. Lobbyists with experience in the office of a US Senator suffer a 24 percent drop in generated revenue when that Senator leaves office. The effect is immediate, discontinuous around the exit period, and long-lasting. Consistent with the notion that lobbyists sell access...
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