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Political parties and the distribution of federal outlays

Political parties and the distribution of federal outlays,S. Levitt,J. Snyder

Political parties and the distribution of federal outlays   (Citations: 118)
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Published in 1995.
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    • ...Using data from the United States, Martin (2003) demonstrated that counties with high voter turnout in congressional districts receive more federal grants allocated by members of Congress than counties with low turnout, while Levitt and Snyder (1995) also reported that congressional districts with higher turnout receive more federal outlays...

    Tetsuya Matsubayashiet al. Distributive Politics and Voter Turnout

    • ...Besides, the hypothesis that the local governments that share the same political identity with the upper-tier government receive more funds is supported in several empirical studies such as Grossman (1994), Levitt and Snyder (1995), Worthington and Dollery (1998) and Solé-Ollé and Sorribas-Navarro (2008)...

    Karolina Kaiseret al. The timing of elections in federations: a disciplining device against ...

    • ...Though conflicting preferences might limit cooperation among politicians from the same party, they may be able to direct resources to their constituency (See Cox and McCubbins 1993; Levitt and Snyder 1995)...
    • ...Following the same line of research, Levitt and Snyder (1995) show that the federal government favors districts with large share of Democratic voters...
    • ...As posited by Levitt and Snyder (1995), it is not easy to define the set of control variables, and failing to include the appropriate controls may result in overstating the importance of the other explanatory variables...

    José J. Bercoffet al. Federal budget allocation in an emergent democracy: evidence from Arge...

    • ...Most have found evidence of a recruitment effect whereby legislators are attracted to committees which are important to their home districts but, as pointed out by Levitt and Snyder (1995), fewer have actually found that such representation increases allocations to a region...
    • ...Although not testing for competitive effects, Levitt and Snyder (1995) find a party or loyalty effect since, during a period of Democratic control, federal assistance programs increased with a district’s Democratic vote, and Carsey and Rundquist (1999) determine that states represented by Democrats on a defense committee receive increases in per capita military procurement awards...

    Vaughan Dickson. Seat-vote curves, loyalty effects and the provincial distribution of C...

    • ...political parties. For example, Levitt and Snyder (1995) showed that federal assistance...

    Scott E. Carrellet al. Politics and the implementation of public policy: The case of the US m...

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