Term Limits and Bipartisan Cooperation: Swift and VanderMolen for LSE US

Clint S. Swift and Kathryn A. VanderMolen

Frustrated with legislative gridlock, many commentators have suggested term limits to ensure fresh ideas that will improve legislative efficiency. In new research which studies bill cosponsorship in 82 legislative chambers, Clint S. Swift and Kathryn A. VanderMolen find that term limits for legislators actually reduces bipartisan cooperation.

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