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dc.contributor.authorNARCISO, GAIAen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-12T17:10:06Z
dc.date.available2012-01-12T17:10:06Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.date.submitted2012en
dc.identifier.citationEileen Fumagalli, Gaia Narciso, Political institutions, voter turnout, and policy outcomes, European Journal of Political Economy, 28, 2, 2012, 162 173en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/61642
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThis paper tests whether constitutions directly affect economic outcomes. By introducing citizens? political participation as the driving force connecting institutions to policy outcomes, we empirically show that voter turnout is the channel through which forms of government affect economic policies. We provide evidence of the existence of two relationships. First, presidential regimes appear to be associated with lower voter participation in national elections. Second, higher voter participation induces an increase in government expenditure, total revenues, welfare state spending, and budget deficit. We conclude that forms of government affect policy outcomes only through voter turnout.en
dc.format.extent162-173en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Journal of Political Economyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries28en
dc.relation.ispartofseries2en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectPoliticsen
dc.subjectElectoral ruleen
dc.subjectvoter participationen
dc.subjectpolicy outcomesen
dc.titlePolitical institutions, voter turnout, and policy outcomesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/narcisogen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid75591en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2011.10.002en
dc.subject.TCDThemeInternational Developmenten
dc.subject.TCDThemeInternational Integrationen
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0176268011001005en


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