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Election Timing in Majoritarian Parliaments

I propose and test an informational theory of endogenous election timing. I assume leaders have more accurate estimates of future outcomes than citizens. The prospect of declining future performance spurs leaders to call early elections. Since leaders condition their timing decisions on their... Full description

1st Person: Smith, Alastair
Source: in British Journal of Political Science Vol. 33, No. 3 (2003), p. 397-418
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2003
Online: Volltext
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