Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18545
Authors: 
Potrafke, Niklas
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
DIW-Diskussionspapiere 652
Abstract: 
I test if parties matter with respect to the allocation of public expenditures in Germany. Considering the allocation of rights and duties due to the federal structure, two econometric models are estimated. First, a SURE model analyses spending at the federal level for the period from 1950 to 2003 and finds evidence for partisan politics and election year effects. Second, I examine the spending behaviour in the states from 1974 to 2004 in a panel data framework. In comparison to the federal level, policy has weaker impacts on the allocation of expenditures in the states.
Subjects: 
allocation of public expenditures
partisan politics
fiscal federalism
JEL: 
H72
H50
D72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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