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The electoral dynamics of human development

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posted on 16.02.2017, 11:25 by Vitor Castro, Rodrigo Martins
This paper analyses the impact of elections, partisan and political support effects on the dynamics of human development in a panel of 82 countries over the period 1980-2013. A GMM estimator is employed and the results point out to the presence of an electoral cycle in the growth rate of human development. Majority governments also influence it, but no evidence is found regarding partisan effects. The electoral cycles have proved to be stronger in non-OECD countries, in countries with less frequent elections, with lower levels of income and human development, in presidential and non-plurality systems and in proportional representation regimes.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

Published in

Journal of Development Studies

Citation

CASTRO, V. and MARTINS, R., 2018. The electoral dynamics of human development. Journal of Development Studies, 54(1), pp. 191-211.

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© Taylor & Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

24/01/2017

Publication date

2017-02-15

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Development Studies on 15 Feb 2017, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2017.1288221

ISSN

1743-9140

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en

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