Context‐Conditional Political Budget Cycles

James E. Alt and Shanna S. Rose

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566020
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577482 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Context‐Conditional Political Budget Cycles

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This article studies the contextual determinants of incumbents' ability and incentives to engineer political business cycles in American states. It presents a short review of related literature to clarify how and why the theory of political budget cycles evolved. It describes the data and methodology — single estimation method of dynamic panel analysis — used in the study. The results of the study are discussed in the latter part of the article.

Keywords: contextual determinants; political business cycles; theory; data; methodology; single estimation method; dynamic panel analysis; results

Article.  9635 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions

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