Validation of the Regional Authority Index
AbstractThis article validates the Regional Authority Index with seven widely used decentralization indices in the literature. A principal axis analysis reveals a common structure. The major source of disagreement between the Regional Authority Index and the other indices stems from the fact that the Regional Authority Index does not include local governance whereas most other indices do. Two other sources of disagreement concern the treatment of federal versus non-federal countries, and countries which have recently regionalized and/or have asymmetrical regions, whereby the more fine-grained Regional Authority index captures greater variation. The second part discusses content validity of fiscal indicators.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 8972.
Date of creation: Feb 2008
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Publication status: Published in Regional and Federal Studies 2&3.Vol. 1(2008): pp. 143-166
federalism; decentralization; regional authority; fiscal indicators;
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- A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
- G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
- H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
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