As Table 7 shows, delegate firms have a 9.8 percent higher probability of reporting holding bank loans than nondelegate firms, and the difference is statistically significant.
Employing a propensity score matching (PSM) method, we show that private entrepreneurs who are also delegates of local legislatures obtain more state-controlled financial resources than nondelegates, but also carry more administrative and policy burdens assigned by local officials, in the forms of funding local administrative expenses, assisting failing state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and providing public goods and services.
Hypothesis 1: All else being equal, private firms owned by legislative delegates obtain more state-controlled resources than those owned by nondelegates.
Hypothesis 2: All else being equal, private firms owned by legislative delegates carry more administrative and policy burdens from the local government than those owned by nondelegates.
They were among the 1,000 delegates and 1,500 nondelegates
. Delegates were: Patricia Powers, past district director from Unit #279 Auburn; Margaret Roy, district director from Unit #142 Ashburnham; and Dr.
Participation is limited to 800 preregistered members who are delegates to the 2008 RA and 100 preregistered members who are nondelegates. Delegate status will be verified.
Both trainings are open to NEA members (delegates and nondelegates) as well as Association staff.