Government Spending Cycles: Ideological or Opportunistic?
ands. The time series analysis, covering the period 1953–1993, allows for different types of government spending. In general, spending is inspired by ideological and opportunistic motives: all government expenditure categories show an upward drift during election times and the partisan motives behind government spending are clearly revealed: left-wing cabinets attach greater importance to social security and health care than right-wing cabinets and right-wing cabinets value expenditure on infrastructure and defense more than left-wing parties. Constructive comments by Frans van Winden, Wilko Letterie, Peter Cornelisse, Arie Ros, André de Moor, Harry ter Rele and an anonymous referee are gratefully acknowledged.
|Keywords||Netherlands, government spending, public finance|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00114285, hdl.handle.net/1765/12303|
van Dalen, H.P., & Swank, O.H.. (1996). Government Spending Cycles: Ideological or Opportunistic?. Public Choice, 183–200. doi:10.1007/BF00114285