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Political alternation and the fiscal deficits

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  • Rumi, Cecilia
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    This paper proposes the Index of Political Alternation as a long-run measure of political competition. It expands the empirical literature on political determinants of fiscal performance and presents evidence for Argentina that amplifications of governments' planning horizon enhance fiscal performance.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 138-140

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:2:p:138-140

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    Keywords: Political alternation Fiscal performance;

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