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Record number 440080
Title Conditional Election and Partisan Cycles in Government Support to the Agricultural Sector: An Empirical Analysis
Author(s) Klomp, J.G.; Haan, J. de
Source American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95 (2013)4. - ISSN 0002-9092 - p. 793 - 818.
Department(s) Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
Development Economics Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) political budget cycles - panel-data - oecd countries - fiscal-policy - institutions - democracies - protection - models - economy
Abstract We examine the effect of elections and government ideology on public funding to the agricultural sector using a panel model for more than 70 democratic countries from 1975-2009.We find that support for agriculture increases prior to elections, and that right-wing governments redistribute more income to the agricultural sector than left-wing governments. Political cycles are conditional on certain factors; for example,elections have a stronger effect on support under right-wing cabinets. Further, in industrialized countries,the election (partisan) effect is strongest under majoritarian (proportional) electoral systems. In developing countries, the election (partisan) effect is strongest under proportional (majoritarian) electoral systems.
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