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dc.contributor.authorMoessinger, Marc-Danielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-08T16:16:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-08T16:16:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-326209-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/66118-
dc.description.abstractUsing a unique dataset of personal characteristics of national finance ministers in Europe (1980 - 2010), I show that especially a finance minister's experience affects the development of public debt. Both a finance minister's experience gained in office and his political experience have an impact: The change of the debt to GDP ratio is negative the more experience a finance minister has gained as a minister of finance or in former positions as a national cabinet member. While the former result suffers from potential endogeneity, several arguments support that the latter result can be interpreted in a causal way. In contrast, a finance minister's educational background or ideology have no significant impact on public debt changes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 12-068en_US
dc.subject.jelD78en_US
dc.subject.jelH30en_US
dc.subject.jelH62en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic financeen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic debten_US
dc.subject.keywordfinance ministeren_US
dc.subject.keywordpersonal characteristicsen_US
dc.titleDo personal characteristics of finance ministers affect the development of public debt?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn729462536en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:12068-
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