Institutions, Politics and Fiscal Policy

Rolf R. Strauch and Jiirgen von Hagen Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn; ZEI, University of Bonn, Indiana University, and CEPR The large and persistent deficits, rising levels of debt and growing levels of public spending observed in many DECO economies during the pas...

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Other Authors: Strauch, Rolf R. (Editor), von Hagen, Jürgen (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2000, 2000
Edition:1st ed. 2000
Series:ZEI Studies in European Economics and Law
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I: Partisan Politics and Debt
  • 1 On the Redistributive Property of Budget Deficits
  • 2 Parliamentary Dynamics and Fiscal Policy
  • 3 Electoral and Partisan Manipulation of Public Debt in Developed Democracies, 1956-90
  • II: Parliamentary Institutions, Formal Budget Restraints and Fiscal Discipline
  • 4 The Role of Parliamentary Committees in the Budgetary Process Within Europe
  • 5 Fiscal Constitutions, Fiscal Preferences, Information and Deficits: An Evaluation of 13 West-European Countries 1978-95
  • 6 Information and Public Spending: An Empirical Study of Budget Processes in the US States
  • 7 Fiscal Institutions in US States
  • III: Three Cases of Institutional Reform
  • 8 Reforming Budgetary Institutions: Swedish Experiences
  • 9 Institutional Reforms and Belgian Fiscal Policy in the 90s
  • 10 A Case of Institutional Endogeneity? A Study of the Budgetary Reforms of the Government of Alberta, Canada