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Conditional Election and Partisan Cycles in Government Support to the Agricultural Sector: An Empirical Analysis

Jeroen Klomp and Jakob de Haan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics. 11971 words.

We examine the effect of elections and government ideology on public funding to the agricultural sector using a panel model for more than 70 democratic countries from 1975-2009. We find...

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Dire consequences: the conservative recapture of America’s political narrative?

David Coates.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; General Aggregative Models; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Money and Interest Rates. 4744 words.

The severity of the financial meltdown in September 2008 was such as to trigger major innovations in US public policy, including the Troubled Assets Relief Program, the American Recovery...

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Economic growth and welfare state: a case study of Sweden

Luis Buendía and Enrique Palazuelos.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 8224 words.

In this article we analyse the relation between the dynamics of economic growth and the welfare state using the Swedish experience as a case study. We defend three theses concerning the...

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The economic record of the 1997–2010 Labour government: an assessment

David Cobham, Christopher Adam and Ken Mayhew.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Health, Education, and Welfare; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 12792 words.

We consider the economic record of the 1997–2010 Labour government in the UK. Following a brief review of the government’s inheritance from its predecessor, we review the assessments made...

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Explaining Procyclical Fiscal Policy in African Countries

John Thornton.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 3443 words.

Simple time series regressions for 37 low-income African countries during 1960–2004 suggest that government consumption is highly procyclical, with consumption responding more than...

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Fiscal Reforms and Public Investment in Africa

Christopher Adam and David Bevan.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Development. 11096 words.

Extending a model by Buffie et al. (2012), we explore the macroeconomic implications of public investment and fiscal reforms in an environment where the tax system is distortionary. We...

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Fiscal Responses after Catastrophes and the Enabling Role of Financial Development

Martin Melecky and Claudio Raddatz.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2015; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles. 8721 words.

Natural disasters may constitute a major shock to public finances and debt sustainability because of their impact on output and the need for government response with reconstruction and...

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The hidden transformation: the changing role of the state after the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe

Oskar Kowalewski and Krzysztof Rybinski.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Financial Institutions and Services; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Financial Regulation; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions. 10353 words.

This article reviews the state’s role in the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Among the countries, Poland is perceived as the leader because it was the first economy to...

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Is Foreign Aid Fungible? Evidence from the Education and Health Sectors

Nicolas Van de Sijpe.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Development Planning and Policy. 14925 words.

This paper adopts a new approach to the issue of foreign aid fungibility. Unlike most existing empirical studies, I employ panel data that contain information on the specific purposes for...

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Macroeconomic Effects From Government Purchases and Taxes

Robert J. Barro and Charles J. Redlick.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

February 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 17845 words.

For U.S. annual data that include World War II, the estimated multiplier for temporary defense spending is 0.4–0.5 contemporaneously and 0.6–0.7 over 2 years. If the change in defense...

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