Do Succesful Women Empower Other Women in Politics? Evidence from Chilean Local Elections


Using data from seven local elections (1992-2016) in all the 345 municipalities of Chile, we study whether the political success of women running for mayor has effects on subsequent elections in terms of women participation. We apply a regression discontinuity design to estimate the causal effect using close mixed-gender races.

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Mariel Siravegna
Mariel Siravegna
Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Georgetown University, graduating in June 2021. My fields of specialization are labor economics and applied econometrics.