How Do Members of Congress React to the Potential of Lucrative Private Sector Employment?

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Many fear that the potential for well-paid post-elective jobs can make legislators give rewards to their future employers. A new study finds that career prospects in the private sector do induce legislators to leave office and that US senators become more moderate before they voluntarily leave office through the revolving door. They also become more productive and more aligned with the priorities of special interest groups.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date24 Jan 2020
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherChicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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