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A comparative analysis of the voting behavior of constituents and their representatives for public debts

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Eichenberger, Reiner ; Stadelmann, David ; Portmann, Marco:
A comparative analysis of the voting behavior of constituents and their representatives for public debts.
In: Constitutional Political Economy. Vol. 23 (2012) Issue 3 . - pp. 244-260.
ISSN 1043-4062
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10602-012-9122-7

Abstract in another language

We explore the quality of political representation of constituents\x92 preferences for budgetary decisions within a quasi-experimental setting. In the Swiss referendum process, constituents reveal their preferences for budgetary proposals which are either expected to increase or decrease public debts. We match individual politicians\x92 voting behavior on debt increasing and debt reducing legislative proposals with eight real referendum decisions on exactly the same issues from 2008 to 2011. Thereby, we directly explore deviations of politicians from constituents\x92 preferences with respect to budgetary policies.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Fiscal preferences; Political representation; Debts
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Professorship Development Economics > Professorship Development Economics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. David Stadelmann
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Innovation and Consumer Protection
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Governance and Responsibility
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Professorship Development Economics
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Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 07:55
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 06:55
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/3294