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Working Papers

2022

  1. Do Rival Political Parties Enforce Government Efficiency? Canada, 1867-2021*
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Do Rival Political Parties Enforce Government Efficiency? Evidence from Canada, 1867 - 2021
    LEO Working Papers / DR LEO, Orleans Economics Laboratory / Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans (LEO), University of Orleans Downloads
  3. Inequality, Transaction Costs and Voter Turnout: evidence from Canadian Provinces and Indian States
    LEO Working Papers / DR LEO, Orleans Economics Laboratory / Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans (LEO), University of Orleans Downloads

2021

  1. A Test of a modified Committed – Uncommitted Voting Model on 14 Indian States: 1957 – 2018
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Does Income Inequality enter into an Aggregate Model of Voter Turnout? Evidence from Canada and Indian States*
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)

2020

  1. A Dynamic Model of Political Party Equilibrium: The Evolution of ENP in Canada, 1870-2015
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads
    Also in Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics (2019) Downloads
  2. Elections, Economic Outcomes and Policy Choices in Canada: 1870 - 2015
    LEO Working Papers / DR LEO, Orleans Economics Laboratory / Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans (LEO), University of Orleans Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Applied Economics (2021)
  3. On the Structure of the Political Party System in Indian States, 1957 - 2013
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  4. Political parties in Canada: What determines entry, exit and the duration of their lives?
    Post-Print, HAL View citations (3)
  5. What Happens When Voting Rules Change? The Case of New Zealand
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Constitutional Political Economy (2020)
  6. What aggregate data can tell us about voter turnout in Canada; did changes in the distribution of income matter?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads

2019

  1. Elections, Economic Outcomes and Policy in Canada: 1870 - 2015
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads

2018

  1. Economic Performance and Electoral Volatility: Testing the Economic Voting Hypothesis on Indian States, 1957–2013
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Measuring Electoral Competitiveness: With Application to the Indian States
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo (2018) Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Political Competitiveness and Fiscal Structure: A Time Series Analysis. Canada, 1870 - 2015
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads

2017

  1. Does Political Competition affect Fiscal Structure? What time series analysis says for Canada, 1870 - 2015
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Is the Aggregate Size of Government in Canada Too Large?
    Post-Print, HAL View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) (2017)

2016

  1. Expenditure Visibility and Voter Memory: A Compositional Approach to the Political Budget Cycle in Indian States, 1959 – 2012
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Economics of Governance (2019)
  2. Fixed versus Flexible Election Cycles: Explaining innovation in the timing of Canada’s Election Cycle
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  3. Political Parties in Canada: What Determines Their Entry, Exit and the Duration of Their Lives?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (5)
  4. The Duverger-Demsetz Perspective on Electoral Competitiveness and Fragmentation: With Application to the Canadian Parliamentary System, 1867-2011
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Chapter (2016)

2014

  1. Does Aggregate Government Size Effect Private Economic Performance in Canada?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. The Effect of Federal Government Size on Private Economic Performance in Canada: 1870–2011
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Modelling (2015)

2013

  1. The Relationship Between Government Size and Economic Performance with Particular Application to New Zealand
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads

2012

  1. An Oil-Driven Endogenous Growth Model
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Do Canadian Business Cycle Peaks Predict Federal Election Calls?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)

2011

  1. Do Departures from Democratic Accountability Compromise the Stability of Public Finances? Keynesianism, Central Banking, and Minority Governments in the Canadian System of Party Government, 1867 – 2009
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Constitutional Political Economy (2012)
  2. Does the Risk or Realization of a Federal Election Precipitate Canadian Output Growth? – revised version: Does the Expectation or Realization of a Federal Election Precipitate Canadian Output Growth?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)

2010

  1. Financial Crises and the Interest-rate Approach to Monetary Policy
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Fiscal Policy from a Public Choice Perspective
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  3. Quantifying Non-tariff Trading Barriers: What Difference Did the U.S. Security Precautions Following 9/11 Make to Canadian Cross Border Shopping? -revised version: Quantifying Non-Tariff Trade Barriers: What Difference Did 9/11 Make to Canadian Cross-Border Shopping?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (11)

2009

  1. What determines the length of a typical Canadian parliamentary government?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (12)

2008

  1. Is the Bank of Canada any more or less independent than the Fed? – revised version: Electoral Politics and Monetary Policy: Does the Bank of Canada Contribute to a Political Business Cycle?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Optimal Simple Monetary Policy Rules in a Small Open Economy with Exchange Rate Imperfections
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  3. Politics versus Economics in the Explanation of Government – revised version: Studying the Role of Political Competition in the Evolution of Government Size over Long Horizons
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  4. School Size and Youth Violence
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2008)
  5. Searching for Keynes
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)
  6. Studying the role of political competition in the evolution of government size over long horizons
    POLIS Working Papers, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS Downloads View citations (40)
    Also in Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge (2007) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (2008)
  7. The monetary effects arising from stochastic resource revenues and the subsidization of financial intermediation in resource rich developing economies
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads

2007

  1. Just how much bigger is government in Canada?
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)

2006

  1. Could Non-redeemable Money have Evolved Naturally from Commodity Money under Free Banking? – revised version: On Hayek’s Denationalization of Money, Free Banking and Inflation Targeting
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Political Competition and Convergence to Fundamentals: With Application to the Political Business Cycle and the Size of Government
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Politics, political competition and the political budget cycle in Canada, 1870 - 2000: a search across alternative fiscal instruments
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads

2005

  1. Political Competition and Convergence to Fundamentals: With Application to the Politcal Business Cycle and the Size of the Public Sector
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)

2003

  1. Competitive Bank Monies: Reconsidering Hayek and Klein from a Transactions Perspective
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Coordination Failures and Government Policy: Evidence from Emerging Countries
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2003)
  3. PRIVATE VERSUS COLLECTIVIZED CHARITY: FURTHER EXPLORATIONS OF THE CROWDING OUT DEBATE
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  4. Searching for Keynes: An Essay on the Political Economy of Fiscal Policy, with Application to Canada, 1870-2000 - revised version
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads

2002

  1. Economies of Scale, School Violence, and the Optimal Size of Schools
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Applied Economics (2004)
  2. Education Vouchers, Dropouts, and the Peer Group Problem 1
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads
  3. Measuring Academic Potential: A Case for Academic Tenure and Process
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads

2001

  1. Growth in the Real Size of Government Since 1970
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)

2000

  1. Cross Boarder Shopping and the Provision of Government Services
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics
  2. Indirect Convertibility, Inflation Targeting, and Monetary Policy Rules
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics Downloads

1999

  1. A Theory of Tenure for the Teaching University
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article in Australian Economic Papers (1999)

1998

  1. Measuring the Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy: Considerations from an Institutional Perspective
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics

1997

  1. New Monetary Economics: Revisiting Indirect Converibility and Monetary Separation
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics

1996

  1. Changes in the Real Size of Government. U.S. Experience 1948-1989
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics

1991

  1. The Economics of Regulated Early Closing Hours: Some Evidence From Ontario
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics View citations (13)
    Also in Working Papers, Flinders of South Australia - Discipline of Economics (1990)

1989

  1. ORGANIZING SHOPPING SERVICES: TRENDS IN CANADIAN RETAILING: 1972-1987
    Carleton Industrial Organization Research Unit (CIORU), Carleton University, Department of Economics
  2. ORIGINS OF THEORIES OF ORGANIZATION: THE COMMON PROPERTY ROOT
    Carleton Industrial Organization Research Unit (CIORU), Carleton University, Department of Economics

1988

  1. TIME, SPACE AND SHOPPING: THE REGULATION OF SHOPPING HOURS
    Carleton Industrial Organization Research Unit (CIORU), Carleton University, Department of Economics
    See also Journal Article in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (1990)

Journal Articles

2021

  1. Elections, economic outcomes and policy choices in Canada: 1870 – 2015
    Applied Economics, 2021, 53, (16), 1840-1855 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2020)
  2. Political competitiveness and the private–public structure of public expenditure: a model and empirics for the Indian States
    International Tax and Public Finance, 2021, 28, (6), 1430-1471 Downloads

2020

  1. What happens when voting rules change? the case of New Zealand
    Constitutional Political Economy, 2020, 31, (3), 267-291 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2020)

2019

  1. Expenditure visibility and voter memory: a compositional approach to the political budget cycle in Indian states, 1959–2012
    Economics of Governance, 2019, 20, (2), 129-157 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2017

  1. Fixed versus flexible election terms: explaining innovation in the timing of Canada’s election cycle
    Constitutional Political Economy, 2017, 28, (2), 117-141 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Is the Aggregate Size of Government in Canada Too Large?
    Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), 2017, 173, (4), 723-752 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2015

  1. The effect of federal government size on private economic performance in Canada: 1870–2011
    Economic Modelling, 2015, 49, (C), 172-185 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2014

  1. Government Size, Government Debt and Economic Performance with Particular Application to New Zealand
    The Economic Record, 2014, 90, (290), 365-381 Downloads View citations (6)

2013

  1. Do business cycle peaks predict election calls in Canada?
    European Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 29, (C), 102-118 Downloads View citations (13)

2012

  1. Do departures from democratic accountability compromise the stability of public finances? Keynesianism, central banking, and minority governments in the Canadian system of party government, 1867–2009
    Constitutional Political Economy, 2012, 23, (3), 213-243 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. The inflationary effects of stochastic resource revenues in resource-rich economies with less well-developed financial markets
    Applied Economics, 2012, 44, (29), 3831-3840 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. What are the significant determinants of entrepreneurship?
    International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2012, 17, (4), 415-454 Downloads

2011

  1. Does the expectation or realization of a federal election precipitate Canadian output growth?
    Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, 2011, 44, (1), 107-132 Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in Canadian Journal of Economics, 2011, 44, (1), 107-132 (2011) Downloads View citations (13)

2010

  1. Quantifying Non-Tariff Trade Barriers: What Difference Did 9/11 Make to Canadian Cross-Border Shopping?
    Canadian Public Policy, 2010, 36, (4), 487-501 Downloads View citations (7)

2008

  1. Electoral politics and monetary policy: does the Bank of Canada contribute to a political business cycle?
    Public Choice, 2008, 135, (3), 449-468 Downloads View citations (15)
  2. School size and youth violence
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2008, 65, (2), 318-333 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  3. Searching for Keynesianism
    European Journal of Political Economy, 2008, 24, (2), 294-316 Downloads View citations (10)
  4. Studying the role of political competition in the evolution of government size over long horizons
    Public Choice, 2008, 137, (1), 369-401 Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2007

  1. Just How Much Bigger Is Government in Canada? A Comparative Analysis of the Size and Structure of the Public Sectors in Canada and the United States, 1929­2004
    Canadian Public Policy, 2007, 33, (2), 173-206 View citations (2)

2006

  1. On Hayek's denationalization of money, free banking and inflation targeting
    The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2006, 13, (2), 213-231 Downloads View citations (2)

2005

  1. Matching Candidates with Academic Teams: A Case for Academic Tenure
    International Review of Law and Economics, 2005, 25, (2), 290-310 Downloads

2004

  1. Economies of scale, school violence and the optimal size of schools
    Applied Economics, 2004, 36, (15), 1677-1684 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  2. Organizing New Product Development Projects in Strategic Alliances
    Organization Science, 2004, 15, (1), 22-37 Downloads View citations (21)

2003

  1. Coordination Failures and Government Policy: Evidence From Emerging Countries
    Journal of Development Studies, 2003, 39, (4), 84-111 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2003)
  2. Do alternative measures of government result in alternative explanations for government size?
    Economics Bulletin, 2003, 8, (4), 1-11 Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Indirect convertibility as a money rule for inflation targeting
    Applied Financial Economics, 2003, 13, (10), 753-761 Downloads View citations (3)
  4. Private versus Public Charity: Reassessing Crowding Out from the Supply Side
    Public Choice, 2003, 116, (3-4), 399-417 Downloads View citations (6)

2002

  1. Education Vouchers, the Peer Group Problem, and the Question of Dropouts
    Southern Economic Journal, 2002, 68, (4), 774-793 Downloads

2000

  1. The Determinants of Cross Border Shopping: Implications for Tax Revenues and Institutional Change
    National Tax Journal, 2000, 53, (4), 801-24 Downloads View citations (25)

1999

  1. A Theory of Tenure for the Teaching University
    Australian Economic Papers, 1999, 38, (1), 9-25 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. Cost Disease versus Leviathan Explanations of Rising Government Cost: An Empirical Investigation
    Public Choice, 1999, 98, (3-4), 307-16 Downloads View citations (10)

1998

  1. Real government size, automatic feedback rules and the measured effectiveness of fiscal policy
    Applied Economics, 1998, 30, (3), 365-373 Downloads

1996

  1. The Cost Disease and Government Growth: Qualifications to Baumol
    Public Choice, 1996, 89, (1-2), 35-52 View citations (3)

1990

  1. Time, Space, and Shopping: The Regulation of Shopping Hours
    The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 1990, 6, (1), 171-87 View citations (15)
    See also Working Paper (1988)

1988

  1. Measurement Costs, Relative Evaluation and Mandatory Education Requirements
    Australian Economic Papers, 1988, 27, (51), 233-46

1987

  1. In defense of organization theory: A reply to the critics: Lex Donaldson (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985) pp. xiii+196, $14.95
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 1987, 8, (1), 158-160 Downloads

1985

  1. Wage and Price Contracts in a Macro Model with Information Costs
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 1985, 18, (4), 766-83 Downloads

1982

  1. Information and Search: An Alternative Approach to the Theory of Minimum Wages
    Economic Inquiry, 1982, 20, (4), 490-510
  2. Labor Mobility, Seasonal Unemployment Insurance, and the Newfoundland Inshore Fishery
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 1982, 15, (3), 426-41 Downloads

1981

  1. A Transactions Theory of Trade Credit Use
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1981, 96, (2), 243-270 Downloads View citations (174)

Chapters

2016

  1. The Duverger-Demsetz Perspective on Electoral Competitiveness and Fragmentation: With Application to the Canadian Parliamentary System, 1867–2011
    Springer View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2013

  1. Fiscal policy
    Chapter 16 in The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition, 2013, pp 260-283 Downloads View citations (33)
 
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