Presidents and cabinets: The political determinants of fiscal behavior in Latin America

@article{Neto2004PresidentsAC,
  title={Presidents and cabinets: The political determinants of fiscal behavior in Latin America},
  author={Oct{\'a}vio Amorim Neto and Hugo Borsani},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={3-27}
}
What political factors drive fiscal behavior in Latin America’s persidential democracies? This work seeks to identify the political determinants of the level of public spending and the primary balance of ten democratic regimes in Latin America between 1980 and 1998. We consider, besides the influence of traditional variables such as the government’s ideological orientation and electoral cycle, the impact of other institutional and political aspects, such as the legislative strength of the… Expand

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