• Corruption and economic growth in transition economies 

    Hua, Qianqiao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The general understanding of corruption is that the corruption harms economic growth because it increases transaction costs and information uncertainty (Rose-Ackerman, 1997). However, there are studies showing that corruption ...
  • The political economy of functional federalism : 

    Shin, Geiguen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    While many studies have focused on the ability of state governments on state economic performance, this study investigates how exogenous factor in American federalism, in particular the functional responsibility of federal ...
  • The price of success : unified government and midterm elections 

    Holt, Jacob (Jacob Christopher) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    A commonly observed fact about midterm elections is that the president's party almost always loses seats in the House of Representatives. Several frameworks have been proposed to explain why this occurs. While these ...
  • The view from the other side of the aisle : congressional party switchers and their environments 

    Hall, Benjamin L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    In recent years, numerous congressional scholars have found that political parties matter to members of Congress. Among the powers parties hold are the abilities to stop the passage of bills party leaders oppose, to reward ...