In a new publication, DPP Associate Professor, Evelyne Hübscher - together with Thomas Sattler (University of Geneva) and Zbigniew Truchlewksi (CEU alumnus, London School of Economics and Political Science) - are asking the question whether voters in some countries are more sensitive to fiscal deficits than in others? According to original survey data from Germany, Spain, and the UK, the answer is yes. These cross-country differences, however, are only evident when assessing respondents’ attitude by party affiliation. In addition, these cross-country differences in fiscal attitudes coincide with patterns in fiscal policy-making in these countries since the late 1970s.
The full tect is accessible here.