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Government Decentralization as a Disincentive for Transnational Terror? An Empirical Analysis

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  • Dreher, Axel

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    (Heidelberg University)

  • Fischer, Justina A.V.

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    (World Trade Institute)

Abstract

Using panel data for a maximum of 109 countries over the years 1976-2000, we empirically analyze the impact of decentralization on the occurrence of transnational terror. Our results show that expenditure decentralization reduces the number of transnational terror events in a country, while political decentralization has no impact. These results are robust to the choice of control variables and method of estimation.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4259.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Publication status: published in: International Economic Review, 2010, 51 (4), 981 - 1002
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Keywords: government effectiveness; governance quality; federalism; decentralization; terrorism;

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