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Federalism, education-related public good and growth when agents are heterogeneous

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  • Floriana Cerniglia
  • Riccarda Longaretti

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In this paper we use an endogenous-growth model with human capital and heterogeneous agents to analyse the relationship between fiscal federalism and economic growth. The results show that federalism, which allows education-related public good levels to be tailored to the local distribution of human capital, increases human capital accumulation. This in turn leads to higher rates of growth. The benefits of federalism are stronger, the larger the intra-jurisdiction variance of agents’ human capital. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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  • Floriana Cerniglia & Riccarda Longaretti, 2013. "Federalism, education-related public good and growth when agents are heterogeneous," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 109(3), pages 271-301, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:109:y:2013:i:3:p:271-301
    DOI: 10.1007/s00712-012-0298-0
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    Keywords

    Fiscal federalism; Endogenous economic growth; Overlapping generations; Heterogeneous agents; H77; O41;
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    JEL classification:

    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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