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  • Bandwagon effects in British general elections, 1885-1910 

    Hodgson, Robert; Maloney, John (Springer, 2012)
    Until 1918, British general elections were staggered over a fortnight or more. We use the eight general elections between 1885 and 1910 to investigate whether there was a general bandwagon or underdog effect as the election ...
  • Behind the cube rule: implications of and evidence against a fractal electoral geography 

    Maloney, John; Pearson, Bernard; Pickering, Andrew C. (Pion, 2003)
    In 1909 Parker Smith showed that the ratio of seats won by the two major parties in Britain was close to the cube of the ratio of their votes. Taagepera and Shugart argue, wrongly, that a fractal electoral map implies this. ...
  • Britain's single currency debate of the late 1860s 

    Maloney, John (Routledge, 2006-12)
    Though a Royal Commission had rejected Britain joining the Latin Monetary Union, Robert Lowe, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said he would recommend membership provided three conditions were satisfied. As these included ...
  • Economic voting in Britain, 1857-1914 

    Hodgson, Robert; Maloney, John (Elsevier, 2012-12)
    Despite limited government control over the pre-1914 economy, opposition politicians were enthusiastic in blaming bad economic news on the incumbent. In a study of 458 by-elections between 1857 and 1914, we find that voters ...
  • Party activists, campaign funding and the quality of government 

    Maloney, John; Pickering, Andrew C. (Oxford University Press, 2013-02-13)
    We study the formation of government policy in democracies when turnout depends on party activists and campaign spending parties political cap- ital . The functional importance of political capital determines ...
  • Political business cycles and central bank independence 

    Maloney, John; Pickering, Andrew C.; Hadri, Kaddour (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
    This paper develops a dynamic model of Rational Partisan Business Cycles in which wage contracts overlap elections and wage setters have to make a prediction about the election result. Empirical analysis of 20 OECD countries ...
  • Robert Lowe, The Times, and political economy 

    Maloney, John (Routledge, 2005)
  • Straightening the Phillips Curve, 1968-76 

    Maloney, John (Routledge, 2011-08)
    This paper looks at the change in the British Treasury’s macroeconomic thinking and policymaking between Friedman's statement of the natural rate doctrine in 1968 and Prime Minister Callaghan's public abandonment of Keynesian ...
  • The Treasury and the New Cambridge School in the 1970s 

    Maloney, John (Oxford University Press, 2010)
    With the release of Treasury papers from the 1970s under the 30-year rule we have a much more complete picture of the dispute in the 1970s between the Treasury and the Cambridge Economic Policy Group, especially given the ...
  • Voting and the economic cycle 

    Maloney, John; Pickering, Andrew (Springer, 2014)
    Sophisticated voters assess incumbent competence by filtering out economic cycles (which they do not like) from trend growth (which they do). Naive voters on the other hand respond only to raw economic growth. This implies ...