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Partisan politics

Author: Alberto Alesina; Howard Rosenthal
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
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Integrates economics and politics, theory and econometrics, to provide the first coherent and general formal model of US political economy. Addresses formal tests of rationality in voting behaviour  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Alesina; Howard Rosenthal
ISBN: 0521430291 9780521430296 0521436206 9780521436205
OCLC Number: 232363720
Description: xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Models of policy divergence; 3. A theory of institutional balancing; 4. The midterm cycle; 5. Diversity, persistence, and mobility; 6. Incumbency and moderation; 7. Partisan business cycles; 8. The President, Congress, and the economy; 9. Economic growth and national elections in the United States: 1915-88; 10. Partisan economic policy and divided government in parliamentary democracies.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Alberto Alesina, Howard Rosenthal.


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