The Impact of Voter Initiatives on Economic Activity
AbstractThis paper investigates the implications of how states with initiative systems of legislation can use this more direct form of democracy to improve productive resource allocation by their goverments. We construct a simple growth model whereby we can identify this channel through which initiatives play an important role in determining economic activity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Wellesley College - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 99-11.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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ECONOMIC GROWTH ; TAXATION ; VOTING;
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- Blomberg, S. Brock & Hess, Gregory D. & Weerapana, Akila, 2004. "The impact of voter initiatives on economic activity," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 207-226, March.
- H1 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government
- H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
- H8 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues
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