ICPSR Logo

This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

Budget Balances (Deficits and Surpluses) for 54 Middle Income Countries From 1976-2007 (ICPSR 29341)

Principal Investigator(s):

Summary:

This study examines whether opportunistic and partisan business cycles influence fiscal policy in 54 developing countries when controlling for de facto exchange rate regimes and capital mobility. With most exchange rate regimes, leftist parties are more likely to engage in expansionary fiscal policy, but are less likely to do so as capital mobility rises. With a rigidly fixed rate, however, leftist parties engage in more fiscal expansion with higher capital mobility. Unless an exchange rate is freely falling, an election is more likely to encourage fiscal expansion when capital mobility is high.

Access Notes

  • These data are flagged as replication datasets and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

Dataset - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
Documentation:
Data:

Study Description

Citation

Hall, Michael G. Budget Balances (Deficits and Surpluses) for 54 Middle Income Countries From 1976-2007. ICPSR29341-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-09-27. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29341.v1

Persistent URL:

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Wichita State University. Office of Research Administration (U10105)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   business cycles, exchange rates, fiscal policy

Geographic Coverage:   Africa, Asia, Central America, Global, South America

Time Period:  

  • 1976--2007

Date of Collection:  

  • 2009-05--2009-08

Universe:   Middle-income developing countries from1976-2007.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

A zipped package contains a syntax and system file (in Excel and Stata format), which includes the data, tables, and figures needed to replicate the results of the study.

These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigators if further information is desired.

Methodology

Sample:   Henisz, Witold J. (2000) "The Institutional Environment for Multinational Investment," Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 16(2),334-364. International Monetary Fund (various years) Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund. International Monetary Fund (various years) International Financial Statistics. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund. Marshall, Monty and Keith Jaggers (2005) Polity IV Project. Arlington, VA: George Mason University. Reinhart, Carmen, and Kenneth Rogoff (2004) "The Modern History of Exchange Rate Arrangements: A Reinterpretation" Quarterly Journal of Economics 119(1), 1-48. Available at http://www.wam.umd.edu/~creinhar/Papers.html. World Bank (various years) Database of Political Indicators. Washington, DC: World Bank. World Bank (various years) World Development Indicators. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Mode of Data Collection:   record abstracts

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Utilities

Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics

Found a problem? Use our Report Problem form to let us know.