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Political Legislation Cycle in the Czech Republic

Author(s): doc. PhDr. Adam Geršl Ph.D., Josef Brechler
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2011
Number: 21
Published in: IES Working Papers 21/2011
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: political business cycle, economic theory of legislation, voters
JEL codes: H61; H62; C49
Suggested Citation: Brechler, J., Geršl, A. (2011). “Political Legislation Cycle in the Czech Republic” IES Working Paper 21/2011. IES FSV. Charles University.
Grants: GACR 402/08/0501 (2008-2010) Political Economy of Public Spending
Abstract: There is a wide range of theories that try to explain interactions between politics end economy that are referred as political cycles. Majority of these theories aims at analysis of changes in economic outcomes that are related to elections or other phenomena in the political reality. To induce at least some of these changes it is necessary to alter a country’s legislation which leads to emergence of political legislation cycles – changes in legislation activity over time in an electoral term. The aim of this paper is to study political legislation cycle in the legislative system of the Czech Republic. Obtained results suggest that elections timing has an impact on legislation activity. As electoral term matures and upcoming elections are getting closer an increase is observed in the legislation activity.
Downloadable: WP 2011_21_Brechler, Gersl




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