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Fiscal Illusion and Cyclical Government Expenditure: State Government Expenditure in the United States (2015)
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Abbott, A., & Jones, P. (2016). Fiscal Illusion and Cyclical Government Expenditure: State Government Expenditure in the United States. Scottish journal of political economy, 63(2), 177-193. doi:10.1111/sjpe.12095

© 2016 Scottish Economic Society. A well-established literature argues that fiscal illusion increases the level of government expenditure. This article focuses on the proposition that fiscal illusion also influences the cyclicality of government expe... Read More

'Leaning against an open door' : ideology and the cyclicality of public expenditure (2014)
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Abbott, A., & Jones, P. (2014). 'Leaning against an open door' : ideology and the cyclicality of public expenditure. Journal of policy modeling, 36(6), 957-969. doi:10.1016/j.jpolmod.2014.09.003

When is government expenditure likely to be procyclical? While economists tend to anticipate counter-cyclical expenditure, recent studies report procyclical expenditure. This paper explores the impact of political ideology on the cyclicality of gover... Read More

Procyclical government spending: a public choice analysis (2013)
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Abbott, A., & Jones, P. (2013). Procyclical government spending: a public choice analysis. Public Choice, 154(3-4), (243-258). doi:10.1007/s11127-011-9816-9. ISSN 0048-5829

Procyclical government spending occurs when government expenditures increase at a faster rate than income in an economic upturn but fall at a faster rate in a recession. Voracity effects occur when competition for increased spending proves more effec... Read More

Explaining the variation in household recycling rates across the UK (2011)
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Abbott, A., Nandeibam, S., & O'Shea, L. (2011). Explaining the variation in household recycling rates across the UK. Ecological economics : the journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics, 70(11), (2214-2223). doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.06.028. ISSN 0921-8009

Household waste recycling rates vary significantly both across and within regions of the UK. This paper attempts to explain the variation by using a new data set of waste recycling rates and policy determinants for all of the UK's 434 local authoriti... Read More

Procyclical government spending: patterns of pressure and prudence in the OECD (2011)
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Abbott, A., & Jones, P. (2011). Procyclical government spending: patterns of pressure and prudence in the OECD. Economics letters, 111(3), (230-232). doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2011.02.009. ISSN 0165-1765

This paper tests for differences in the cyclicality of government spending across functional categories. Evidence from 20 OECD countries suggests that procyclicality is more likely in smaller functional budgets, but capital spending is more likely to... Read More

Trade integration and business cycle convergence: Is the relation robust across time and space? (2008)
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Abbott, A., Easaw, J., & Xing, T. (2008). Trade integration and business cycle convergence: Is the relation robust across time and space?. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110(2), (403-417). doi:10.1111/j.1467-9442.2008.00539.x. ISSN 0347-0520

In this paper we investigate the relationship between trade intensity and the business cycle correlation using a panel data set taken from 24 countries over the period 1959-2003. Most previous studies did not account for the possibility that the busi... Read More