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dc.contributor.authorHayo, Bernden_US
dc.contributor.authorNeumeier, Florianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-04T13:49:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-04T13:49:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56501-
dc.description.abstractWe examine determinants of the composition of public expenditure in the German Laender (states) over the period 1993-2008, as the Laender exhibit a high degree of institutional and political homogeneity and are endowed with extensive fiscal competences. Our prime contribution is an investigation into how political leaders' socioeconomic background influences public spending priorities. Applying sociological theory, we link preferences for the composition of public spending to social status. In contrast to approaches relying on political budget cycles or partisan theory, we find strong and theory-consistent evidence that prime ministers tend to favour fiscal policies supporting the social class in which they are socialised. Governments led by prime ministers from a poor socioeconomic background spend significantly more on social security, education, health, infrastructure, and public safety.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Dep. of Business Administration & Economics Marburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJoint discussion paper series in economics 09-2012en_US
dc.subject.jelE62en_US
dc.subject.jelH75en_US
dc.subject.jelH76en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordleadershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocioeconomic statusen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial rivalryen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic expenditure compositionen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Ausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwLänderfinanzenen_US
dc.subject.stwRegierungschefen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Statusen_US
dc.subject.stwTeilstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleLeaders' impact on public spending priorities: The case of the German Laenderen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn68528686Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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