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Fiscal Decentralization in the EEC Countries


  • Patsouratis, Vassilis A


This paper explores the major economic, geographic, and political factors that explain the variations of fiscal decentralization through time-series regression analyses for the EEC countries. The empirical results support much of the theoretical work. It was found that per capita income and population size adequately explain the variations in the fiscal decentralization in the majority of the EEC countries. On the contrary, density of population is less important in accounting for these variations. Regarding the two new factors introduced in this paper, it was found that the time-trend variable is significant, whereas the political factor is not significant.

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  • Patsouratis, Vassilis A, 1990. "Fiscal Decentralization in the EEC Countries," Public Finance = Finances publiques, , vol. 45(3), pages 423-439.
  • Handle: RePEc:pfi:pubfin:v:45:y:1990:i:3:p:423-39

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    1. P. Giannoccolo, 2003. "Fiscal Competition and Brain Drain," Working Papers 462, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
    2. Libman, Alexander Mikhailovich, 2009. "Эндогенные Границы И Распределение Власти В Федерациях И Международных Сообществах
      ," MPRA Paper 16473, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Libman, Alexander, 2009. "Essays on Asymmetric Federalism," MPRA Paper 21591, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. M. Mar㈠& M. Sarcinelli, 1994. "The European Union: how to assign the functions of government," Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 47(191), pages 341-377.
    5. Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza & Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, 2012. "Reexamining The Determinants Of Fiscal Decentralization: What Is The Role Of Geography?," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1211, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    6. Philip Bodman & Kathryn Ford & Tom Gole & Andrew Hodge, "undated". "What Drives Fiscal Decentralisation?," MRG Discussion Paper Series 3009, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    7. M. Mar㈠& M. Sarcinelli, 1994. "The European Union: how to assign the functions of government," BNL Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 47(191), pages 341-377.
    8. Alexeev, Michael & Mamedov, Arseny & Fomina, Evgenia & Deryugin, Alexander, 2017. "Influence of the Main Characteristics of Interbudgetary Relations on the Indicators of Economic Development of the Subjects of the Russian Federation," Working Papers 031717, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

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