Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Dilan Ölcer
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 26 June 2013
Keywords: Elections, IMF programs, tax revenues, national fiscal rules, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,
Focusing on Low-Income Countries, we investigate the behavior of fiscal variables during and after elections. The results indicate that during election years, government consumption significantly increases and lead...