Deficits and Reelection
yearly observations of 75 countries from 1960 to 2003
number of observations : 439
country : world
economic topic : public economics
econometrics topic : binomial response
A dataframe containing :
TRUEif the observation belongs to the narrow data set
one if the incumbent was reelected and zero otherwise
the change in the ratio of the government surplus to gdp in the two years preeceding the election year, relative to the two previous years
the change in the government surplus ratio to gdpin the election year, compared to the previous year
the average growth rate of real per capita gdp during the leader's current term
one for developped countries, 0 otherwise
one for a new democratic country, 0 otherwise
one for majoritarian electoral system, 0 otherwise
american economic association's website http://www.aeaweb.org.
Adi Brender and Allan Drazen, (2008) “Budget deficits and economic growth affect reelection prospects? Evidence froma large panel of countries”, American Economic Review, 98(5), 2203-2220.
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