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Does Political Competition Matter for Economic Performance? Evidence from Sub-national Data

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  • Saibal Ghosh

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The study utilizes data on major Indian states for 1980-2004 to explore the impact of political competition on state-level income and fiscal variables. The findings suggest that increase in political competition leads to an increase in state per capita income and growth. Focusing on fiscal variables, the analysis indicates that tighter political competition increases economic expenditure.

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Volume (Year): 58 (2010)
Issue (Month): (December)
Pages: 1030-1048

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  1. Dash, Bharatee Bhushan & Mukherjee, Sacchidananda, 2013. "Does Political Competition Influence Human Development? Evidence from the Indian States," Working Papers 13/118, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.

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