Government Spending Cycles: Ideological or Opportunistic?
AbstractThis paper examines whether partisan and opportunistic motives affect government expenditure growth in the Netherlands. The time series analysis, covering the period 1953-93, allows for different types of government spending. In general, spending is inspired by ideological and opportunistic motives: all government expenditure categories show an upward drift during election times and the 'partisan' motives behind government spending are clearly revealed: cabinets attach greater importance to social security and healthcare than right-wing cabinets and right-wing cabinets value expenditure on infrastructure and defense more than left-wing parties. Copyright 1996 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Volume (Year): 89 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (October)
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- Dalen, H.P. van & Swank, O.H., 1996. "Government spending cycles: Ideological or opportunistic?," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3107371, Tilburg University.
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