We are indebted to participants of various conferences and seminars for helpful feedback on earlier versions this article, including political economy panels at the American Political Science Association meetings, the Harvard Research Group on Political Institutions and Economic Policy (cosponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and CBRSS), the Yale Workshop on Electoral Microfoundations of Economic Policy Making, and seminars at Rice University, the University of Colorado, the University of California at Davis, and Washington University. Gary Cox, Rob Franseze, Jeff Frieden, Justin Fox, Torben Iversen, Jeff Lewis, John Huber, Ken Kollman, Mariano Tomassi, and Alan Wiseman offered helpful comments on earlier drafts. Frances Rosenbluth would like to thank the Yale Provost Office and the Yale Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy for funding. We gratefully acknowledge the able research assistance of Abbie Erler, Mathias Hounpke, Amelia Hoover, and Tom Pepinsky. Jamie Druckman and Paul Warwick generously provided government coalition data; Lanny Martin and Randy Stevenson, data on ideology; and Torben Iversen and Tasos Kalandrakis, data for government expenditure and economic conditions.
Short versus Long Coalitions: Electoral Accountability and the Size of the Public Sector
Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2006
American Journal of Political Science
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 251–265, April 2006
How to Cite
Bawn, K. and Rosenbluth, F. (2006), Short versus Long Coalitions: Electoral Accountability and the Size of the Public Sector. American Journal of Political Science, 50: 251–265. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5907.2006.00182.x
- Issue online: 29 MAR 2006
- Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2006
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