Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Cabinet structure and fiscal policy outcomes

Wehner, Joachim ORCID: 0000-0002-1951-308X (2010) Cabinet structure and fiscal policy outcomes. European Journal of Political Research, 49 (5). pp. 631-653. ISSN 0304-4130

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Download (633kB) | Preview

Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1475-6765.2009.01914.x

Abstract

A central explanation of fiscal performance focuses on the structure of the cabinet. However, the partisan context of cabinet decisions remains under-explored, the findings are based on small samples and the variables of interest are often poorly operationalised. Using a new dataset of spending ministers and partisan fragmentation in the cabinets of 58 countries between 1975 and 1998, this study finds a strong positive association between the number of spending ministers and budget deficits and expenditures, as well as weaker evidence that these effects increase with partisan fragmentation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/1179635...
Additional Information: © 2010 European Consortium for Political Research
Divisions: Government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 10:22
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2024 21:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/28648

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics