Tobacco Politics and Electoral Accountability in the United StatesWCOB Faculty Publications
AbstractThis article investigates whether reputation-building strategies may guide US governors’ state cigarette tax choices and whether the federal cigarette tax influences such behavior. Using 1975–2000 data, we find evidence indicating that governors are prone to engage in reputation building, in particular in states with relatively important agricultural tobacco production. Moreover, lame ducks are more prone to raise the state cigarette tax the lower the federal tax.
Citation InformationPer G. Fredriksson and Khawaja Mamun. "Tobacco Politics and Electoral Accountability in the United States" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/khawaja_mamun/14/