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An Economic Theory of Fiscal Decentralization

In: Public Finances: Needs, Sources, and Utilization


  • Charles M. Tiebout


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  • Charles M. Tiebout, 1961. "An Economic Theory of Fiscal Decentralization," NBER Chapters,in: Public Finances: Needs, Sources, and Utilization, pages 79-96 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberch:2273

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    3. Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza & Alejandra Montoya-Agudelo & Felipe Bedoya-Maya, 2017. "Determinants of Terrorism: Assessing the Impact of Geographic Fragmentation Based on the Socio-Economic Framework," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO CIEF 015759, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT.
    4. Dreher, Axel & Fischer, Justina A.V., 2011. "Does government decentralization reduce domestic terror? An empirical test," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(3), pages 223-225, June.
    5. Dreher, Axel & Fischer, Justina AV, 2007. "Decentralization as a disincentive for transnational terror? An empirical test," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 686, Stockholm School of Economics.
    6. Heinesen, Eskil, 2005. "School district size and student educational attainment: evidence from Denmark," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 24(6), pages 677-689, December.
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    9. Abhay Pethe, 2009. "Financing the Panchayati Raj Institutions: Flagging Some Issues For The 13th CFC," Working Papers id:2245, eSocialSciences.
    10. Axel Dreher, 2006. "Power to the People? The Impact of Decentralization on Governance," KOF Working papers 06-121, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
    11. Lammers, Konrad, 2006. "Kosten und Nutzen einer Fusion von Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein," HWWA Discussion Papers 349, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA).
    12. Axel Dreher & Justina A. V. Fischer, 2010. "Government Decentralization As A Disincentive For Transnational Terror? An Empirical Analysis," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 51(4), pages 981-1002, November.
    13. Lkhagvadorj, Ariunaa, 2010. "Fiscal Federalism and Decentralization in Mongolia," MPRA Paper 28758, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2010.

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