Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87847
Authors: 
Kraemer, Moritz
Year of Publication: 
1997
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Working Paper, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of the Chief Economist 354
Abstract: 
This paper examines the effect of elections on fiscal policies in 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1983 to 1996. The budget surplus proves to be lower than normal in the preelectoral and higher in the postelectoral years. Both the expenditure and revenue sides contribute to this cyclicality.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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