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Fiscal decentralization in specific areas of government: an empirical evaluation using country panel data

Authordc.contributor.authorLetelier Saavedra, Leonardo 
Authordc.contributor.authorSáez Lozano, J. L. 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationEnvironment and Planning C-Government and Policy December 2015 vol. 33 no. 6 1344-1360en_US
Identifierdc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1177/0263774X15614155
General notedc.descriptionArtículo de publicación ISIen_US
Abstractdc.description.abstractWhile there is an extensive list of publications to explain fiscal decentralization across countries and over time, with this being defined as the share of all subnational government expenditure compared with that of the general government, a vacuum still exists when it comes to a similar analysis for the separate functions of the state. This research addresses that challenge by estimating an empirical model that explains the fiscal decentralization of six specific public goods. Since the data available from the International Monetary Fund, as well as from other sources, are incomplete, an imputation procedure is conducted in order to produce a balanced panel of forty-four countries. As opposed to studies based on subnational expenditure as a whole, our results suggest that, generally, fiscal decentralization does not exhibit the same pattern across specific government functions. This entails important policy lessons, as it suggests that fiscal decentralization should not be seen as an all-across-the-board strategy to modernize the state.en_US
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorshipCICYT: CSO2011-29346en_US
Type of licensedc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Chile*
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Keywordsdc.subjectMedian voteren_US
Keywordsdc.subjectGovernment expenditureen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectFiscal federalismen_US
Títulodc.titleFiscal decentralization in specific areas of government: an empirical evaluation using country panel dataen_US
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaen_US

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