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Policy Research Working Papers
We demonstrate that politicians have stronger incentives to increase spending around elections in the presence of younger political parties. Previous research has shown that political budget cycles are larger when voters are uninformed about politician characteristics and when politicians are less credible. We attribute the effects of party age to organizational differences between younger and older parties that precisely affect voter information and politician credibility. Parties organizeddoi:10.1596/1813-9450-6654 fatcat:w5t3cj5cqvbdbebky7cx7ilvni