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dc.contributor.authorBatool, Iremen_US
dc.contributor.authorSieg, Gernoten_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-14T17:10:59Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-14T17:10:59Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51317-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies whether in Pakistan the dynamic behavior of unemployment, inflation, budget deficit and real GDP growth is systematically affected by the timing of elections. We cover the period from 1973-2009. Our results can be summarized as follows: 1. Unemployment tends to be lower in pre-election periods and tends to increase immediately after elections, perhaps as a result of politically motivated employment schemes. 2. In ation tend to be lower in preelection periods, perhaps as a result of pre-electoral price regulation. 3. We find election year increases in the governmental budget deficit, financed by heavy government borrowings from the central bank and banking sector. 4. Real GDP growth and real governmental investment growth declines during pre and post election terms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. für Volkswirtschaftslehre Braunschweigen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Department Working Paper Series 7en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelD78en_US
dc.subject.jelH50en_US
dc.subject.jelH61en_US
dc.subject.jelE51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordOpportunistic Political Business Cycleen_US
dc.subject.keywordFiscal Policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordMacroeconomicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordElectionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordAsiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordPakistanen_US
dc.titlePakistan, politics and political business cyclesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn623661950en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:tbswps:7-
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