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Smuggling illegal goods across the US--Mexico border: a political-economy perspective

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  • Andreas Buehn
  • Stefan Eichler

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We analyse the impact that political business cycles and party preferences have on smuggling illegal goods across the US--Mexico border during the years 1980--2004. We find that smuggling is significantly reduced prior to Congressional elections -- but only if the incumbent President is Republican.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 12 (August)
Pages: 1183-1187

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:19:y:2012:i:12:p:1183-1187

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