Public Goods in a Voluntary Federal Union: Implications of a Participation Constraint
AbstractThis paper re-examines the question of whether federal ex-post redistribution in terms of public funds leads to under-provision of public goods by adding the assumption that the member states are free to leave the economic federation. We show that federal ex-post redistribution leads to e¢ cient provision of local and federal public goods under certain conditions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series, Center for Fiscal Studies with number 2012:12.
Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 13 Nov 2012
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Public goods; …scal federalism; ex-post redistribution;
Other versions of this item:
- Aronsson, Thomas & Micheletto, Luca & Sjögren, Tomas, 2012. "Public Goods in a Voluntary Federal Union: Implications of a Participation Constraint," UmeÃ¥ Economic Studies 850, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
- D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
- H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
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- NEP-ALL-2012-11-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-PBE-2012-11-24 (Public Economics)
- NEP-PUB-2012-11-24 (Public Finance)
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