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Fédéralisme optimal en présence de gouvernements prédateurs

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  • Bruno VENTELOU

    (OFCE, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques)

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Cet article démontre sous son jeu d'hypothèses (notamment la présence de gouvernements prédateurs) que le découpage spatial de l'activité publique -recettes et dépenses- peut avoir une efficacité en terme de taux de croissance. Dans un premier temps, on traitera de l'organisation horizontale du pouvoir politique. Les avantages de la décentralisation dus à des effets de proximité seront limités par un phénomène de myopie spatiale propre aux « petits » centres régionaux. Ensuite, l'article s'interroge sur la portée de ses résultats, positifs ou normatifs ? Positivement, les propositions de l'article fournissent une explication des « frontières ». Mais du point de vue normatif, elles constituent plutôt un argument en faveur de l'abolition des frontières : en effet, l'instauration d'un « super-centre » hiérarchique, même prédateur, qui centraliserait et contrôlerait les décisions de régions fédérées (par libre consentement), peut réaliser un niveau de croissance supérieur; cette fois, c'est l'organisation verticale du pouvoir politique qui nous donne l'institution socialement efficace.

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  • Bruno VENTELOU, 2000. "Fédéralisme optimal en présence de gouvernements prédateurs," Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) 2000027, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
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    1. Santiago Lago-Peñas & Bruno Ventelou, 2006. "The Effects of Regional Sizing on Growth," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 127(3), pages 407-427, June.

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    JEL classification:

    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics

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