The political-legislation-cycle theory predicts a peak of legislative production in the pre-electoral period, when the legislator focuses on voters’ welfare in order to be reelected. This paper tests the theory on the French semipresidential system, characterized by direct election of both the executive and the legislative branch. We use a data set that encompasses all the legislation passed in France from 1959 to 2012 at a monthly rate, and find a dual cycle of the production of laws, connected to both the presidential and the legislative elections.

Padovano, F., Gavoille, N. (2017). Legislative cycles in a semipresidential system. JOURNAL OF INSTITUTIONAL AND THEORETICAL ECONOMICS, 173(3), 470-497 [10.1628/093245617X14810164221319].

Legislative cycles in a semipresidential system

Padovano, Fabio
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2017

Abstract

The political-legislation-cycle theory predicts a peak of legislative production in the pre-electoral period, when the legislator focuses on voters’ welfare in order to be reelected. This paper tests the theory on the French semipresidential system, characterized by direct election of both the executive and the legislative branch. We use a data set that encompasses all the legislation passed in France from 1959 to 2012 at a monthly rate, and find a dual cycle of the production of laws, connected to both the presidential and the legislative elections.
Padovano, F., Gavoille, N. (2017). Legislative cycles in a semipresidential system. JOURNAL OF INSTITUTIONAL AND THEORETICAL ECONOMICS, 173(3), 470-497 [10.1628/093245617X14810164221319].
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