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Voting for a Founding: Testing the Effect of Economic Interests at the Federal Convention of 1787

Pope, Jeremy C.; Treier, Shawn


Previous work measuring the voting patterns of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention largely focused on either individual delegate positions for a handful of key votes or on state delegation positions for a far broader set of votes. We remedy this limitation by modeling the key first two months of the Convention including both some individual-level and all delegation-level voting, while simultaneously estimating the effect of various economic interests on that voting, controlling for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Politics
DOI: 10.1086/680208
Access Rights: Open Access


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