Event Title

The Relationship Between State Government Political Ideology and Deficit

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

16-4-2013 3:25 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:25 PM

Student's Major

Economics

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Ihsuan Li

Mentor's Department

Economics

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

The primary aim of this research seeks to discover whether the political ideology of our elected leaders will influence government spending and deficit. This study will also contribute to the extensive literature and research on the effects of political orientation and ideology. Particularly by analyzing a larger and more recent data set across the 50 states while focusing thoroughly on revenue and spending by state.

State Government data from 2000-2010 was used to specify revenue and spending models. These models identify many important economic and political determinants. Elected officials are now under more scrutiny than ever to perform well, specifically dealing with the perpetual issues of spending and deficit. United States citizens have a constitutional right to elect the official they believe will govern the best. In most cases, voting isn’t directed toward personal aspects but instead towards the candidate’s political ideology. People vote differently because they subscribe to different political ideologies, depending on their norms and assumptions about the functioning of society (Bjornskov, 2004).

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The Relationship Between State Government Political Ideology and Deficit

CSU 202

The primary aim of this research seeks to discover whether the political ideology of our elected leaders will influence government spending and deficit. This study will also contribute to the extensive literature and research on the effects of political orientation and ideology. Particularly by analyzing a larger and more recent data set across the 50 states while focusing thoroughly on revenue and spending by state.

State Government data from 2000-2010 was used to specify revenue and spending models. These models identify many important economic and political determinants. Elected officials are now under more scrutiny than ever to perform well, specifically dealing with the perpetual issues of spending and deficit. United States citizens have a constitutional right to elect the official they believe will govern the best. In most cases, voting isn’t directed toward personal aspects but instead towards the candidate’s political ideology. People vote differently because they subscribe to different political ideologies, depending on their norms and assumptions about the functioning of society (Bjornskov, 2004).

Recommended Citation

Gruidl, Curtis. "The Relationship Between State Government Political Ideology and Deficit." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/oral-session-15/3