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The (non)impact of revenue decentralization on fiscal deficits: some evidence from OECD countries

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Recent studies examining the relation between fiscal decentralization and consolidated government fiscal balances generally have not taken proper account of the extent of the independent taxing powers available to sub-national governments and thus have overstated the degree of effective revenue decentralization. Results from a panel regression study of 19 OECD member countries suggest that when the measure of fiscal decentralization is limited to the revenues over which sub-national governments have full autonomy, its impact on fiscal balances is not statistically significant. Accordingly, when accurately measured revenue decentralization appears to have had no negative impact on fiscal discipline.

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  • John Thornton, 2009. "The (non)impact of revenue decentralization on fiscal deficits: some evidence from OECD countries," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(14), pages 1461-1466.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:16:y:2009:i:14:p:1461-1466
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850701564298
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    1. Grażyna Bukowska & Joanna Siwińska-Gorzelak, 2016. "Can fiscal decentralisation curb fiscal imbalances?," Working Papers 2016-35, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
    2. David Bartolini & Agnese Sacchi & Simone Salotti & Raffaella Santolini, 2018. "Fiscal Decentralization in Times of Financial Crises," CESifo Economic Studies, CESifo, vol. 64(3), pages 456-488.
    3. Leonardo Letelier S. & Héctor Ormeño, 2018. "El mapa de la descentralización fiscal en Chile," Journal Economía Chilena (The Chilean Economy), Central Bank of Chile, vol. 21(3), pages 004-040, December.
    4. Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & Santiago Lago-Peñas & Agnese Sacchi, 2017. "The Impact Of Fiscal Decentralization: A Survey," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(4), pages 1095-1129, September.
    5. Makreshanska, Suzana & Petrevski, Goran, 2015. "Fiscal Decentralization and Inflation in Central and Eastern Europe," MPRA Paper 77596, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 16 Mar 2017.

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