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Does the left spend more? an econometric survey of partisan politics

Magkonis, Georgios, Zekente, Kalliopi-Maria and Logothetis, Vasilios 2021. Does the left spend more? an econometric survey of partisan politics. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 10.1111/obes.12426

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This study provides a quantitative review of the empirical literature on partisan politics. Given the voluminous work on this subject, we focus on the relationship between government ideology and public spending. By exploiting a dataset of 800 estimates from papers published between 1992 and 2018, we find no evidence of publication bias. Taking into account the differences in the various categories of spending, proxies of ideologies, estimations methods, as well as, data and publication characteristics, we find evidence of a small positive and significant effect.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0305-9049
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 14 January 2021
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 12:15

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