Political competition , electoral participation and public fi nance in 20 th century Latin America

@inproceedings{Aidt2015PoliticalC,
  title={Political competition , electoral participation and public fi nance in 20 th century Latin America},
  author={Toke S. Aidt and Dalibor S. Eterovic},
  year={2015}
}
Article history: Received 21 June 2009 Received in revised form 6 April 2010 Accepted 27 June 2010 Available online 29 July 2010 Rational choice models predict that political competition and political participation have opposite effects on the size of government. We investigate these theories using data from a panel of 18 Latin American countries during the 20th century. Our research builds evidence for the prediction that reforms enhancing political competition tend to limit the size of… CONTINUE READING