Political Economy of Fiscal Institutions

Jürgen von Hagen

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577437 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Political Economy of Fiscal Institutions

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This article discusses and reviews research on fiscal institutions. It deals with ex ante rules and discusses the roles of electoral institutions. One section in this article also considers the budget process. The research that is reviewed in this article uses the principal-agent relationship between the voter and the politicians and the common-pool property of public funds as its starting points.

Keywords: research; fiscal institutions; ex ante rules; electoral institutions; budget process; principal-agent relationship; common-pool property; public funds

Article.  6784 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy ; Comparative Politics

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