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"Pork-Barrel"-Politik und das regionale Wirtschaftswachstum. Empirische Evidenz für die Ukraine und Polen

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Die vorliegende Studie untersucht erstmalig für die Ukraine und Polen, welche Verbindung zwischen der ‚pork-barrel‘-Politik und dem regionalen Wirtschaftswachstum besteht. Die empirische Analyse erfolgt auf regionaler Ebene für den Zeitraum 2004-2012 anhand des Fixed-Effects-Schätzers. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass zwischen ‚political affiliation‘ (der Zentral- und Regionalregierung) und dem regionalen Wirtschaftswachstum in der Ukraine ein negativer Zusammenhang besteht. Für Polen dagegen wird kein signifikanter Zusammenhang festgestellt. Zudem wird herausgefunden, dass der „pro-russische“ Präsident Viktor Janukovych und der polnische Premierminister Jarosław Kaczyński die Regionen mit Wechselwählern finanziell unterstützen, um die Wiederwahlchancen zu erhöhen.

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  • Levoshko, Tamila, 2017. ""Pork-Barrel"-Politik und das regionale Wirtschaftswachstum. Empirische Evidenz für die Ukraine und Polen," Working Papers 0642, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics.
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    Regional Economic Growth; Pork-Barrel Politics; Political Affiliation; Home-Town-Bias; Ukraine; Poland; Transition;

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