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Districting and Government Overspending

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Source: Districting and Government Overspending

Volume/Issue: 2001/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reza Baqir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451851915

Keywords: fiscal institutions, electoral systems, comparative politics, city council, government expenditures, city government, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, State and Local Budget and Expenditures,

The common-pool problem is a central issue in the relationship between the political structure of jurisdictions and the size of public spending. Models predict that, other things being equal, greater political dist...

Districting and Government Overspending

Districting and Government Overspending »

Volume/Issue: 2001/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reza Baqir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851915.001

ISBN: 9781451851915

Keywords: fiscal institutions, electoral systems, comparative politics, city council, government expenditures, city government, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, State and Local Budget and Expenditures,

The common-pool problem is a central issue in the relationship between the political structure of jurisdictions and the size of public spending. Models predict that, other things being equal, greater political dist...

Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries

Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1994/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludger Schuknecht

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854312.001

ISBN: 9781451854312

Keywords: elections, election, fiscal balance, fiscal policies, capital expenditure

The paper studies empirically fiscal policies around elections in 35 developing countries. It finds that governments try to improve their reelection prospects with the help of expansionary expenditure policies. Ris...

Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries

Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries »

Source: Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludger Schuknecht

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

ISBN: 9781451854312

Keywords: elections, election, fiscal balance, fiscal policies, capital expenditure

The paper studies empirically fiscal policies around elections in 35 developing countries. It finds that governments try to improve their reelection prospects with the help of expansionary expenditure policies. Ris...