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Are Intergovernmental Transfers in Russia Equalizing?

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  • Stewart, K.
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    I this paper I examine the transfer system that has developed in Russia since 1992. I ask how far transfers have been directed to regions most need of them, and how far transfers have been in offsetting disparities in pre-transfer revenues. The main results are that the direction of transfers has been essentially equalizing over the period, but that transfers have been too small in size and too thinly spread to have made a substantial impact.

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    Paper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number eco97/22.

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    Length: 51 pages
    Date of creation: 1997
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    Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco97/22

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    Keywords: EXPENDITURES ; RUSSIA;

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    1. Jameson Boex, 2003. "The incidence of local government allocations in Tanzania," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0311, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    2. Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & Andrey Timofeev, 2006. "Regional-Local Dimension of Russia's Fiscal Equalization," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0616, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    3. Jameson Boex & Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, 2005. "The Determinants of the Incidence of Intergovernmental Grants: A Survey of the International Experience," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0509, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

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