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Does the world economy swing national elections?

Leigh, Andrew


Do voters reward national leaders who are more competent economic managers, or merely those who happen to be in power when the world economy booms? According to rational voting models, electors should parse out the state of the world economy when deciding whether to re-elect their national leader. I test this theory using data from 268 democratic elections held between 1978 and 1999, comparing the effect of world growth (“luck”) and national growth relative to world growth (“competence”). In...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2008.00545.x


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