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dc.contributor.authorAhlfeld, Corinnaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:53:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:53:50Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31960-
dc.description.abstractIt is regularly stated that political fragmentation has negative effects on reforms leading to delays or even blockades. This connection is reflected in the ‘weak government hypothesis’ arguing that fragmented governments create higher budget deficits. Although the assumption seems logical, reviewing theoretical and empirical research on the topic does not completely support this hypothesis. In fact, only few theoretical models concentrate on the impact of fragmentation and empirical findings on the issue are ambiguous. Disentangling the effect is intricate: The definition of fragmentation has various dimensions and every model or empirical study does neglect at least some important factors. In the following I would like to shed some light on the relation and the shortcomings of recent findings. As fragmentation will have various effects on political actions it seems unjustified to generally make it the scapegoat of reform delays.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Volkswirtschaftliches Seminar Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiskussionsbeiträge aus dem Volkswirtschaftlichen Seminar der Universität Göttingen 143en_US
dc.subject.jelH3en_US
dc.subject.jelD7en_US
dc.subject.jelH10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordreform delayen_US
dc.subject.keywordfragmentationen_US
dc.titleThe scapegoat of heterogeneity: how fragmentation influences political decisionmakingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn607297018en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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