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Elections and macroeconomic outcomes in Ireland, 1948-91
Annett, Anthony M.
This paper tests the main politico-economic theories of the relationships between elections and macroeconomic outcomes using Irish data over the period 1948-91. The results suggest that Fianna Fail governments have been more expansionary than Fine Gael-led alternatives, that is they have been more concerned with output and unemployment rather than inflation. It is also tentatively suggested that lower unemployment acts as a signal for the incumbent to call an election. It is also found that minority governments tend to be more shortlived than majorities.
Keyword(s): Elections; Macroeconomic policy; Ireland; Economic growth
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Annett, Anthony M. 'Elections and macroeconomic outcomes in Ireland, 1948-91'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, October, 1993, pp. 21-47, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Publisher(s): Economic & Social Studies
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