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The Resource Partisan politics, divided government, and the economy, Alberto Alesina and Howard Rosenthal

Partisan politics, divided government, and the economy, Alberto Alesina and Howard Rosenthal

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Partisan politics, divided government, and the economy
Title
Partisan politics, divided government, and the economy
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Alesina and Howard Rosenthal
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This book develops an integrated approach to understanding the American economy and national elections. Economic policy is generally seen as the result of a compromise between the President and Congress. Because Democrats and Republicans usually maintain polarized preferences on policy, middle-of-the-road voters seek to balance the President by reinforcing in Congress the party not holding the White House. This balancing leads, always, to relatively moderate policies and, frequently, to divided government
  • The authors first outline the rational partisan business cycle, where Republican administrations begin with recession, and Democratic administrations with expansions, and next the midterm cycle, where the President's party loses votes in the mid-term congressional election. The book argues that both cycles are the result of uncertainty about the outcome of presidential elections. Other topics covered include retrospective voting on the economy, coat-tails, and incumbency advantage. A final chapter shows how the analysis sheds light on the economies and political processes of other industrial democracies
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Alesina, Alberto
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
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Rosenthal, Howard
Series statement
Political economy of institutions and decisions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business cycles
  • Presidents
  • Representative government and representation
  • Divided government
  • United States
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Partisan politics, divided government, and the economy, Alberto Alesina and Howard Rosenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-271) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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: 1915-1988 -- 10. Partisan economic policy and divided government in parliamentary democracies
Control code
29548412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780521436205
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93048512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1631445
Label
Partisan politics, divided government, and the economy, Alberto Alesina and Howard Rosenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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: 1915-1988 -- 10. Partisan economic policy and divided government in parliamentary democracies
Control code
29548412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780521436205
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93048512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1631445

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