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Cavalcanti, T. V. D. and Tavares, J.

Women prefer larger governments: growth, structural transformation, and government size

Economic Inquiry

Vol. 49(1) pp. 155-171 (2011)

Abstract: This paper has benefited from the financial support of Égide and Nova Forum at Universidade Nova as well as Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) in Portugal, and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq-Brazil). We are indebted to an anonymous referee, Francesco Caselli, Allan Drazen, Chrissy Giannitsarou, Jeremy Greenwood, Arye Hillman, José Ferreira Machado, Marco Percoco, Michele Ruta, Guillaume Vandenbroucke, and Jaume Ventura for helpful suggestions and comments. We have also benefited from comments by audiences at the European University Institute in Florence, University of Cambridge, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade do Minho, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, the Asset Annual Conference, the European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, the European Economic Association Annual Meeting, and the Latin American Econometric Society Annual Meeting. We thank Daniel Santos and Paulo David for access to data used in the paper.

JEL Codes: O40, E62, H11

Author links: Tiago Cavalcanti  

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