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TitleAre there political cycles hidden inside government expenditures?
Author(s)Castro, Vítor
Martins, Rodrigo
KeywordsPolitical budget cycles
Portugal
Elections
Fiscal policy
Issue date2014
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
Abstract(s)This paper examines the presence of political cycles inside the Portuguese governments’ aggregate expenditures by using annual data for 10 expenditure components. The results indicate that the choice of the expenditure components to be increased during election periods by Portuguese governments generally relates to more visible items such as general public services, social protection and health care.
TypeWorking paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/31111
Publisher versionhttp://www.nipe.eeg.uminho.pt/Uploads/WP_2014/NIPE_WP_22_2014.pdf
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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