Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45468
Authors: 
Mechtel, Mario
Potrafke, Niklas
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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