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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...