Sunday, 22 November 2015

The political aftermath of financial crises: Going to extremes

The political aftermath of financial crises: Going to extremes | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal:

"Recent events in Europe provide ample evidence that the political aftershocks of financial crises can be severe. This column uses a new dataset that covers elections and crises in 20 advanced economies going back to 1870 to systematically study the political aftermath of financial crises. Far-right parties are the biggest beneficiaries of financial crises, while the fractionalisation of parliaments complicates post-crisis governance. These effects are not observed following normal recessions or severe non-financial macroeconomic shocks."

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