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Endogenous (De)Centralization and the Russian Federalism

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  • Libman, Alexander

    (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Frankfurt/Main, Germany and Moscow, Russia)

Abstract

The paper provides the econometric study of the factors of distribution of the tax revenue between the levels of government in the Russian Federation based on the framework of the endogenous centralization theory. The first part of the paper considers the distribution of tax revenue between the federal center and the regions based on strategic tax collection; the second part deals with sub-regional aspects of decentralization. The work applies both the traditional econometrics of panel data and Bayesian econometrics.

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  • Libman, Alexander, 2008. "Endogenous (De)Centralization and the Russian Federalism," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 9(1), pages 23-57.
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    1. Libman, A., 2010. "Empirical Research on Determinants of Decentralization: A Literature Survey," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, issue 6, pages 10-29.
    2. Libman, Alexander, 2008. "Federalism and regionalism in transition countries: A survey," MPRA Paper 29196, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Federalism; decentralization; Russia;

    JEL classification:

    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General

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