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Title: Pork Barrel politics in semi-democracies: the Spanish 'Parlamentary roads', 1874-1915
Author: Curto Grau, Marta
Herranz Loncán, Alfonso
Solé Ollé, Albert
Keywords: Infraestructures (Transport)
Creixement econòmic
Transportation buildings
Economic growth
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Abstract: This paper analyzes the effects of parliamentary representation on road infrastructure expenditure during the Spanish Restoration. Using a panel dataset of Spanish provinces in 1880-1914 we find that the allocation of administrative resources among provinces depended both on the delegation characteristics (such as the share of MPs with party leadership positions, and their degree of electoral independence), and the regime"s global search for stability. These results point to the importance of electoral dynamics within semi-democratic political systems, and offer an example of the influence of government tactics on infrastructure allocation.
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It is part of: Journal of Economic History, 2012, vol. 72, num. 3, p. 771-796
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ISSN: 0022-0507
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Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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