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Blanes i Vidal,
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Keywords: Lobbying; revolving door, US Congress, political connections, political elites
JEL Classification: H11; J24; J45
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This Paper is published under the following series: CEP Discussion Papers
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Abstract: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% 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 to powerful politicians, the drop in revenue is increasing in the seniority of and committee assignments power held by the exiting politician.
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