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Political Ideology and Economic Freedom

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  • Bjørnskov, Christian

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    (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

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This paper examines the association between political ideology and the size of government and quality of the legal system and regulations. A cross-country indicator of government and citizen ideology is presented. Empirical results suggest that ideologically leftwing governments increase the size of government while the long-term ideological convictions of citizens affect the size of government and the quality of the legal system and regulations. These effects depend on the degree of political competition while ideology also affects countries’ institutional response to economic crisis.

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 05-8.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aareco:2005_008

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Keywords: Political Economy; Institutional Quality; Ideology; Social Norms;

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