Partisan Politics, Divided Government, and the Economy

Partisan Politics, Divided Government, and the Economy

by Alberto Alesina, Howard Rosenthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521430291

ISBN-13: 9780521430296

Pub. Date: 01/27/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Exploring how the political process in the United States influences the economy and how economic conditions influence electoral results, this text explains how the interaction between the President and Congress lead to the formulation of macroeconomic policy.

Overview

Exploring how the political process in the United States influences the economy and how economic conditions influence electoral results, this text explains how the interaction between the President and Congress lead to the formulation of macroeconomic policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521430296
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/27/1995
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of 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.

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