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The political determinants of central governments' economic policies in India: an empirical investigation

  • Kausik Chaudhuri

    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India)

  • Sugato Dasgupta

    (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Using annual data from India, we investigate whether central governments' economic policies are affected by two political considerations-the proximity of an election to the national legislative assembly, and the nature of the central government (single-party versus coalition). We find that economic policies are responsive to election timing. On the other hand, economic policies are largely insensitive to government type. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 17 (2005)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
Pages: 957-978

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