Political fragmentation, party ideology and public expenditures
AbstractIn this paper we propose an original model of competition for effective political power between majority and opposition coalitions. The model indicates that the electoral margin of the majority and the fragmentation of both coalitions are key variables that determine their effective political power. We estimate the model in the case of the French dÃ©partements. Our econometric results support the model and show that the per capita social expenditures in the French dÃ©partements depend on the effective political power of the majority.
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Volume (Year): 147 (2011)
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Political fragmentation; Local public services; Party ideology; Herfindahl-Hirschman index; C35; D70; H40; H72;
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- Timothy J. Goodspeed & Yvon Rocaboy & Benoit Le Maux, 2011. "Political fragmentation, Party ideology and Public expenditures," Economics Working Paper Archive at Hunter College 435, Hunter College Department of Economics.
- C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
- D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
- H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
- H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
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