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Empirical Research on Determinants of Decentralization: A Literature Survey

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  • Libman, A.

    (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Frankfurt/Main, Germany and Moscow, Russia)

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    Empirical research on decentralization plays a crucial role in the modern public economics. This paper surveys the literature, discussing the emergence of positive studies of decentralization as an endogenous parameter, which hence attempt to find out the main factors determining the degree of decentralization in individual countries.

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    Article provided by New Economic Association in its journal Journal of the New Economic Association.

    Volume (Year): (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 10-29

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    Handle: RePEc:nea:journl:y:2010:i:6:p:10-29

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    Keywords: Decentralization; federalism; empirical research;

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