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Takaharu Saito (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business), “Does Divided Government Control Unilateral Policymaking? Evidence from Chair Elections”
August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
U.S. ET: August 24 (Thursday), 8 – 9 PM
JST: August 25 (Friday), 9 – 10 AM
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Paper is available here.
Author: Takaharu Saito (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business)
Unilateral action remains a crucial aspect of presidential policy formulation, yet empirical consensus on the role of executive-legislative relations remains elusive. In this research, we applied a Regression Discontinuity (RD) design to scrutinize 4,898 chairperson elections across 790 municipal governments in Japan, revealing no substantial influence of executive-legislative dynamics on unilateral action. Consequently, this study underscores the possibility that the utility of established theories might be contextually confined to specific temporal and geographical realms.
Presenter: Takaharu Saito (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business)
Chair: Phillip Lipscy (University of Toronto)