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On the Effects of Intergovernmental Grants: A Survey

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  • Manuel E. Lago

    (Governance and Economics research Network (GEN) and University College of Dublin (UCD))

  • Santiago Lago-Penas

    (Governance and Economics research Network (GEN) and Universidade de Vigo)

  • Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

    (International Center for Public Policy, Georgia State University, Atlanta)

Abstract

This paper offers a comprehensive and updated review of the effects of intergovernmental grants. We focus on the main findings in the existing literature on the effects of intergovernmental grants on tax policy and choices, expenditure decisions, fiscal stability and behavioral choices, and political economy. The intricate nature of the subject, intrinsically, does not allow for an all-inclusive survey, but we aim to provide a thorough examination and update of the most salient effects of intergovernmental grants, while indicating areas for further research.

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  • Manuel E. Lago & Santiago Lago-Penas & Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, 2023. "On the Effects of Intergovernmental Grants: A Survey," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper2310, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
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