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On some of the consequences of being possible to call early elections

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  • António Caleiro

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    (Department of Economics, University of Évora)

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This note presents some of the consequences due to the possibility of having early elections. First of all, elections, whether exogenously or endogenously determined, are relevant to challenge the well known neutrality principle of economic policies under rational expectations. Furthermore, in the particular case of being possible to admit early elections, the electoral advantages of right-wing parties in relation to left-wing parties suffer a diminishment.

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Paper provided by University of Évora, Department of Economics (Portugal) in its series Economics Working Papers with number 4_2005.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:evo:wpecon:4_2005

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Keywords: Early Elections; Median Voter; Partisan Policies;

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