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Legislative institutions and fiscal policy

Wehner, Joachim (2006) Legislative institutions and fiscal policy. PSPE working papers, 08-2006. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

A number of studies, using different samples and datasets, claim that various legislative institutions affect fiscal policy. This paper uses data from a 2003 survey of budgeting practices to comprehensively evaluate the effect of a range of legislative institutions on public spending in 25 OECD countries. It finds no evidence for most institutional hypotheses. Only the power of the legislature to amend the budget proposal of the executive has a significant impact on public expenditures.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/government/PSPE/WorkingPaper...
Additional Information: © 2006 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Sets: Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 08-2006
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2009 14:45
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25509/

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