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Political parties and political shirking


  • Jason DeBacker



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  • Jason DeBacker, 2012. "Political parties and political shirking," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 150(3), pages 651-670, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:150:y:2012:i:3:p:651-670
    DOI: 10.1007/s11127-010-9722-6

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    1. Chen, Yu-Fu & Zoega, Gylfi, 2015. "A non-perpetual shirking model," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 134(C), pages 98-101.

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    Political parties; Shirking; Ideology; H11; D72;

    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior


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