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Efficiency and Stability of National Borders

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  • Enrico Spolaore

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This article reviews ideas and results from the politico-economic literature on the efficiency and stability of national borders. In particular, we discuss the relations between the determination of national borders and democratization, global economic integration, international and civil conflict, interregional redistribution, decentralization, and federalism.

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  • Enrico Spolaore, 2009. "Efficiency and Stability of National Borders," Review of Business and Economic Literature, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Review of Business and Economic Literature, vol. 0(1), pages 4-21.
  • Handle: RePEc:ete:revbec:20090101
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    1. Ehrke, Jürgen, 2012. "How to assist separatists in breaking up a country... or, rather, not: The role of decentralization and development assistance," MPRA Paper 44045, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Libman, Alexander Mikhailovich, 2009. "Эндогенные Границы И Распределение Власти В Федерациях И Международных Сообществах
      [ENDOGENOUS BOUNDARIES AND DISTRIBUTION OF POWER In the Federation]
      ," MPRA Paper 16473, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Secessions; economies of scale; heterogeneity costs; redistribution; decentralization;

    JEL classification:

    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • H1 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H7 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations

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