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Author Olters, Jan-Peter.

Title Voting on the "optimal" size of government / Jan-Peter Olters
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, African Dept., [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (21 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/00/174
IMF working paper ; WP/00/174
Summary The extensive-and conceptually strikingly heterogenous-politico-economic literature (surveyed, e.g., by Frey, 1974; Alesina and Tabellini, 1988; Persson, 1988; Schneider, 1992; and Olters, 2000) is unified by the underlying premise that political decisions, in the absence of linguistic, religious, or ethnic divisions,2 are essentially economic ones. However, whereas elections-often to a considerable degree-influence the fiscal policies pursued by governments installed on the basis of their results, government behavior is typically modeled exogenously, usually by means of a benevolent, permanently installed "social planner
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-21)
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Subject Business and politics -- Econometric models.
Economic policy -- Econometric models.
Elections -- Econometric models.
Government spending policy -- Econometric models.
Social choice -- Econometric models.
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund. African Department.
ISBN 1282107003