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Political Economy and Public Policy Papers

Partisan Bias in Economic News: Evidence on the Agenda-Setting Behavior of U.S. Newspapers Valentino Larcinese, Riccardo Puglisi and James M. Snyder, Jr. March 2008
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Individual and Collective Performance and the Tenure of British Ministers 1945-1997 Samuel Berlinski, Torun Dewan and Keith Dowding February 2007
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The Qualities of Leadership: Direction, Communication, and Obfuscation Torun Dewan and David P. Myatt
February 2007
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The Effect of Direct Democracy on Income Redistribution: Evidence for Switzerland Lars P. Feld, Justina A.V. Fischer and Gebhard Kirchgässner October 2006
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JEL Classification: D7; D78; I30; H75; H11


Tags: income redistribution; direct democracy; referenda; initiatives.

Leading the Party: Coordination, Direction, and Communication Torun Dewan and David P. Myatt
October 2006
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Cross-Country Determinants of Life Satisfaction: Exploring Different Determinants across Groups in Society Christian Bjørnskov, Axel Dreher and Justina A. V. Fischer September 2006
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JEL Classification: I31; H10; H40


Tags: life satisfaction; happiness; institutions; extreme bounds analysis

BEING THE NEW YORK TIMES: THE POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR OF A NEWSPAPER Riccardo Puglisi
April 2006
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JEL Classification: D72; D78; L82


Tags: news; media; information; elections; media bias; new york times; issue ownership

TESTING MODELS OF DISTRIBUTIVE POLITICS USING EXIT POLLS TO MEASURE VOTER PREFERENCES AND PARTISANSHIP Valentino Larcinese, James M. Snyder, Jr. and Cecilia Testa April 2006
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JEL Classification: D72; D78; H50


Tags: electoral competition; swing voter; partisanship; election closeness; us federal spending.

Electoral Bias and Policy Choice: Theory and Evidence Timothy Besley and Ian Preston
February 2006
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The Length of Ministerial Tenure in the UK 1945-1997 Samuel Berlinski, Keith Dowding and Torun Dewan
December 2005
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Working or Shirking? A Closer Look at MPs’ Expenses and Parliamentary Attendance Timothy Besley and Valentino Larcinese
November 2005
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Women in Politics. Evidence from the Indian states Irma Clots-Figueras
October 2005
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JEL Classification: D70; H19; H41; H50;O10


Tags: gender; caste; panel data; policy; india.

Arrow’s theorem in judgment aggregation Franz Dietrich and Christian List
October 2005
Paper No' PEPP 13:
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JEL Classification: D70; D71

The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification Stephen Redding and Daniel M. Sturm
August 2005
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JEL Classification: F15; N94; O18


Tags: market access; economic geography; german division; german reunification

The Entry of NGO Schools and Girls’ Educational Outcomes in Bangladesh Pataporn Sukontamarn
August 2005
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JEL Classification: I21;O15


Tags: ngos; non-formal schools; girls’ education; bangladesh.

Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India Timothy Besley, Vijayendra Rao and Rohini Pande
August 2005
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Handcuffs for the Grabbing Hand? Media Capture and Government Accountability Timothy Besley and Andrea Prat
August 2005
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Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Policy: Does Judicial Selection Matter? Timothy Besley and A. Abigail Payne
August 2005
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Fiscal Restraints and Voter Welfare Timothy Besley and Michael Smart
July 2005
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Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm June 2005
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Allocating the US Federal Budget to the States: the Impact of the President Valentino Larcinese, Leonzio Rizzo and Cecilia Testa June 2005
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JEL Classification: D72; H61; H70


Tags: federal budget; pork-barrell; president; congress; political parties; committees; american elections

Advanced Purchase Commitments for a Malaria Vaccine: Estimating Costs and Effectiveness Ernst R. Berndt, Rachel Glennerster, Michael R. Kremer, Jean Lee, Ruth Levine and Georg Weizsäcker April 2005
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JEL Classification: I18; O19; O31; O38;


Tags: advance purchase commitment; r&d; pharmaceuticals; vaccines; malaria