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Title:Electoral Cycles in Active Labor Market Policies PDF Logo
Authors:Mechtel, Mario
Potrafke, Niklas
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:University of Tübingen working papers in economics and finance 2
Abstract:We examine how electoral motives influence active labor market policies that promote job-creation. Such policies reduce unemployment statistics. Using German state data for the period 1985 to 2004, we show that election-motivated politicians pushed job-promotion schemes before elections.
Subjects:political business cycles
opportunistic politicians
active labor market policies
JEL:P16
J08
H72
E62
H61
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-55939
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance

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