Legislatures and the Budget Process

The Myth of Fiscal Control

  • Joachim Wehner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 142-183

About this book


What is the role of legislatures in the budget process? Do powerful assemblies give rise to pro-spending bias? This survey of legislative budgeting tackles these questions using cross-national data and case studies. It highlights the tension between legislative authority and prudent fiscal policy, exploring strategies for reconciliation.


budget Institution Policy strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Joachim Wehner
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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