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Institutions and Political Party Systems: The Euro Case

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  • Fern�ndez-Villaverde, Jes�s
  • Santos, Tano

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This paper argues that institutions and political party systems are simultaneously determined. A large change to the institutional framework, such as the creation of the euro by a group of European countries, will realign -after a transition period- the party system as well. The new political landscape may not be compatible with the institutions that triggered it. To illustrate this point, we study the case of the euro and how the party system has evolved in Southern and Northern European countries in response to it.

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  • Fern�ndez-Villaverde, Jes�s & Santos, Tano, 2017. "Institutions and Political Party Systems: The Euro Case," CEPR Discussion Papers 12131, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Jesús Fernández-Villaverde & Luis Garicano & Tano Santos, 2013. "Political Credit Cycles: The Case of the Eurozone," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 27(3), pages 145-166, Summer.
    2. Felix Roth & Lars Jonung & Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann D., 2016. "Crisis and Public Support for the Euro, 1990–2014," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 54(4), pages 944-960, July.
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    4. James, Harold, 2012. "Making the European Monetary Union," Economics Books, Harvard University Press, number 9780674066830, December.
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    Keywords

    euro; Federalism; Party Systems; Political Institutions;

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    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General

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