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Bringing Home the Bacon: An empirical analysis of the extent and effects of pork-barreling in Australian politics

Leigh, Andrew


Which electorates receive targeted funding, and does targeted funding swing votes? To answer these questions, I analyze four discretionary programs funded by the Australian federal government during the 2001-2004 election cycle. Controlling for relevant demographic characteristics of the electorate, those electorates held by the governing coalition received a larger share of discretionary funding, and a larger number of program grants. Among government seats, funding does not appear to have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Choice
DOI: 10.1007/s11127-008-9327-5


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