Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Economics Dept.
This paper seeks to establish the determinants of turnover in finance ministers. Based on an original worldwide data set, political and economic factors are considered for 58 countries. While the same political factors affect Minister of Finance turnover in both advanced and developing economies, the economic variables that matter differ between the sub-samples. Finance minister turnover is higher during years that there is also presidential turnover. Further, emerging economies have a higher Minister of Finance turnover than developed economies during years without presidential turnover. Results largely hold for robustness checks.
Recommended CitationTurner, Bradley, "What Causes Ministers of Finance to Get Fired?" (2012). Honors Theses. Paper 634.
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