Corresponding author: Christina Gathmann, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim, L7, 3-5, 68131 Mannheim, Germany. Email: email@example.com.
Does Direct Democracy Reduce the Size of Government? New Evidence from Historical Data, 1890–2000*
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2011
© 2011 The Author(s). The Economic Journal © 2011 Royal Economic Society
The Economic Journal
Volume 121, Issue 557, pages 1252–1280, December 2011
How to Cite
Funk, P. and Gathmann, C. (2011), Does Direct Democracy Reduce the Size of Government? New Evidence from Historical Data, 1890–2000. The Economic Journal, 121: 1252–1280. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2011.02451.x
We thank Andrew Scott (the editor), three anonymous referees, Betty Blecha, Paula Bustos, Antonio Ciccone, Sudip Chattopadhyay, Raquel Fernandez, Humberto Llavador, John Matsusaka and participants at the EEA Meetings, CERGE-EI, IMT Lucca, Pompeu Fabra, San Francisco State University and University of Queensland for useful comments and discussions. We are grateful to Magdalena Schneider and Elisabeth Willen from the Swiss Bureau of Statistics, Andreas Ladner, Christian Bolliger, Alexander Trechsel and employees of canton archives for answering our data questions. Christina Gathmann thanks the Hoover Institution for its hospitality and financial support as a National Fellow. Patricia Funk gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Ramon y Cajal research grant and the SEJ2007-6340/ECON grant from the Spanish National Science Foundation. Support from the Barcelona GSE Research Network and the Government of Catalonya is also acknowledged.
- Issue published online: 1 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 27 JUN 2011
- Submitted: 9 June 2009 Accepted: 24 November 2010
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