Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

The Redistributive Power of the Central Government Budget

Contents:

Author Info

  • Ramón Barberán

    (Universidad de Zaragoza)

  • Núria Bosch

    ()
    (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

  • Antoni Castells

    ()
    (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

  • Marta Espasa

    ()
    (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    We analyse the redistributive power of the Spanish central government budget to diminish regional disparities in per capita income in the 1991-1996 period. It firstly makes a brief overview of the most relevant empirical studies carried out on this subject, analysing their methodologies and results. Secondly, it estimates the redistributive power of the budgetary policies of the Spanish central government. Its principal interest lies in the fact that the data base used allows the redistributive effect of the main items of revenue and expenditure to be analysed, whereas the majority of studies carried out limit the categories of expenditure to the case of transfers. The results obtained are in line with those from other studies. The redistributive power of the central budget is around 40%, expenditure being much more redistributive than revenue, with the exception of individual income tax.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://ieb.ub.edu/aplicacio/fitxers/233654ART85.pdf
    Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 404 No s'ha trobat el component (http://www.ieb.ub.edu/aplicacio/fitxers/233654ART85.pdf) (http://ieb.ub.edu/aplicacio/fitxers/233654ART85.pdf [301 Moved Permanently]--> http://www.ieb.ub.edu/aplicacio/fitxers/233654ART85.pdf). If this is indeed the case, please notify ()
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) in its series Working Papers with number 2000/6.

    as in new window
    Length: 37 pages
    Date of creation: 2000
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:233654art85

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Carrer del Tinent Coronel Valenzuela 1-11, 08034 Barcelona
    Phone: 93 403 46 46
    Fax: 93 403 98 32
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.ieb.ub.edu
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Fiscal flows; Regional redistribution;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Sachs, Jeffrey & Sala-i-Martin, Xavier, 1992. "Fiscal Federalism and Optimum Currency Areas: Evidence for Europe from the United States," CEPR Discussion Papers 632, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Bayoumi, Tamim & Masson, Paul R, 1994. "Fiscal Flows in the United States and Canada: Lessons for Monetary Union in Europe," CEPR Discussion Papers 1057, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    3. Rafael Doménech & Antonio Maudes & Juan Varela, 2000. "Fiscal flows in Europe: The redistributive effects of the EU budget," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 136(4), pages 631-656, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Jonathan Rodden, 2009. "Federalism and Inter-Regional Redistribution," Working Papers 2009/3, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:233654art85. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.