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Fiscal decentralisation and IDC economic growth: An empirical investigation

  • Gary Woller
  • Kerk Phillips

The impact of fiscal decentralisation on LDC economic growth and development is widely debated in the development literature. Notwithstanding this, there has been little attempt to test systematically this relationship. Accordingly, in this note we present an empirical examination of the relationship between the level of fiscal decentralisation and economic growth rates across a sample of twenty-three LDCsfrom 1974 to 1991. We fail to find, however, any strong, systematic relationship between the two among our sample of LDCs.

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Volume (Year): 34 (1998)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 139-148

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