Politics and Public Policy" A rich array of institutional diversity makes the United States an excellent place to study the relationship between political institutions and public policy outcomes. Timothy Besley and Anne Case review existing empirical evidence on the relationship between institutional rules, political representation and policy outcomes. They aim to place the literature into a broader context of theoretical and empirical work in the field of political economy. "Political Institutions and Policy Choices: Evidence from the United States" also develops a parallel empirical analysis that updates studies in the literature and re-examines some of the claims made, in a setting unified both in terms of policy outcomes and the period under study. Published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
By Institute for Fiscal Studies, US.
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Trust in Government" The burst of support for the federal government that followed September 11 is over. In the aftermath of that tragedy, the long-term decline in Americans? trust of their government was sharply reversed. Measures of trust turned dramatically upward. Indicators of approval of political leaders and of government performance drove the spike in trust. But eight months later, some measures have fallen close to their pre-9/11 levels, and the long-term trends again prevail. "Opportunity Lost: The Rise and Fall of Trust and Confidence in Government After September 11" by G. Calvin Mackenzie and Judith M. Labiner is published by the Brookings Institution.
By Brookings Institution , US.
Globalization " What, if any, is the connection between September 11 and the phenomenon of globalization? Lael Brainard argues that September 11 could be a pivotal event, putting at risk many of the gains globalization has brought, but likewise presenting opportunities to smooth the rough edges of the globalization associated with American policies of the past decade. "Globalization in the Aftermath: Target, Casualty, Callous Bystander?" is published by the Brookings Institution.
By Brookings Institution, US.