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Governments and legislative production in France: the database (1959-2012)


  • Nicolas Gavoille

    (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia - Condorcet Center, University Rennes 1, France)


This article introduces a new dataset focusing on the characteristics of the government members as well as on the legislative production in France, from the early months of the Vth Republic in January 1959 to the end of the XIIIth legislature in March 2012. It is composed of two distinct parts. The first part provides detailed characteristics of each government member, such as age, diploma and period in oÿce. The second part aggregates these characteristics at the government level and contains a large amount of variables covering several aspects of the legislative production, classified into three di˙erent groups: political constraints, institutional variables and legislative production. Most of the variables are observed at a monthly rate.

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  • Nicolas Gavoille, 2013. "Governments and legislative production in France: the database (1959-2012)," Economics Working Paper from Condorcet Center for political Economy at CREM-CNRS 2013-01-ccr, Condorcet Center for political Economy, revised Sep 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:tut:cccrwp:2013-01-ccr

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    Economic theory of legislation; Quality of politicians; Political legislation cycle;

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    • Y10 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Data: Tables and Charts - - - Data: Tables and Charts
    • H69 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Other
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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