Incumbents in the US House of Representatives or US Senate are extraordinarily successful when they seek re-election. Depending on the office-holder's ability and time horizon, this can be a good or bad thing for the country’s voters.
Who needs the nation state?
Dani Rodrik, 1 July 2012
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Raising the bar for incumbents
Hans Gersbach, 3 January 2012
Fair and balanced after all? The bias of the US press
Riccardo Puglisi, James M. Snyder, Jr., 1 September 2011
Citizens typically obtain information about relevant policy issues via the mass media.
Democracy, quality of government, and the average voter
Piergiuseppe Fortunato, Ugo Panizza, 4 June 2011
The standard efficiency argument in favour of democracy is based on the idea that free elections are an effective instrument for ousting inept and corrupt politicians (e.g. Sen 2000). This view, however, is based on the assumptions that voters are capable of monitoring and evaluating government actions.
Why globalisation might have started in the eighteenth century
Paul Sharp, 16 May 2008
It is well known that the world was impressively economically integrated by the end of the nineteenth century.
Lessons from the history of trade and war
Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke, Ronald Findlay, 10 March 2008
To many seasoned observers of the world economy, today’s globalisation is a largely technological phenomenon.1 Once learned, new technologies are typically not forgotten, which is why globalisation can seem an irresistible force, destined to bind us ever more tightly together for the foreseeable future.
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- The ECB’s stealth bailoutSinn
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
Claessens, 18 April 2014