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Fiscal federalism and government size in transition economies: the case of Moldova

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  • Luiz De Mello

    (International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, USA)

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This paper examines the relationship between fiscal decentralization-the assignment of revenue sources and expenditure functions across government levels-and government size in Moldova. The empirical results-based on data for a cross-section of Moldovan sub-national government in 1998-suggest that fiscal decentralization is associated with larger sub-national governments and that the country's revenue-sharing system imposes a constraint on sub-national revenue mobilization capacity. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

Volume (Year): 13 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 255-268

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:13:y:2001:i:2:p:255-268

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  1. Paolo Liberati & Agnese Sacchi, 2010. "Tax Decentralisation and local Government size," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0123, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
  2. David Cantarero & Patricio Perez, 2012. "Decentralization and regional government size in Spain," Portuguese Economic Journal, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 211-237, December.

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