Measuring Expenditure Needs and Public Safety Transfers in Mexico
AbstractIn this paper we deal simultaneously with two crucial problems in today’s Mexico: a fiscal federalism that is seriously-flawed in the allocation of transfers to the local governments and the large number of offences linked with organized crime, a category in which the country is among the highest ranking. In this paper we suggest a more equitable and effective allocation of public safety transfers to state governments. The proposal is based on measuring expenditure needs through the method of principal components.
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Volume (Year): 9 (2009)
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fiscal federalism; decentralization; public safety transfers; factor analysis;
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- H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
- H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
- H73 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects
- H76 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Other Expenditure Categories
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- Bird, Richard M., 1993. "Threading the Fiscal Labyrinth: Some Issues in Fiscal Decentralization," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 46(2), pages 207-27, June Cita.
- Ehtisham Ahmad & Mercedes Garcia-Escribano & JosÃ© Antonio GonzÃ¡lez Anaya & Ernesto Revilla & Giorgio Brosio & Ben Lockwood, 2007. "Why Focus on Spending Needs Factors? The Political Economy of Fiscal Transfer Reforms in Mexico," IMF Working Papers 07/252, International Monetary Fund.
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