Electoral Budget Cycles in Latin America and the Caribbean: Incidence, Causes, and Political Futility

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Moritz Kraemer

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Date Written: August 1997

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of elections on fiscal policies in 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1983 to 1996. The budget surplus proves to be lower than normal in the preelectoral and higher in the postelectoral years. Both the expenditure and revenue sides contribute to this cyclicality.

Suggested Citation

Kraemer, Moritz, Electoral Budget Cycles in Latin America and the Caribbean: Incidence, Causes, and Political Futility (August 1997). IDB Working Paper No. 291. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1815980 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1815980

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