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Fiscal Federalism, State Lobbying and Discretionary Finance in India


  • Rongili Biswas


  • Sugata Marjit


  • Velayoudom Marimoutou



The paper attempts to construct political influence variables and explain discrepancies in fund disbursement through proper econometric specification in the Indian context.

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  • Rongili Biswas & Sugata Marjit & Velayoudom Marimoutou, 2009. "Fiscal Federalism, State Lobbying and Discretionary Finance in India," Working Papers id:1842, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:1842
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    1. Damien Vaquier, 2010. "The Impact of Slum Resettlement on Urban Integration in Mumbai: The Case of the Chandivali Project," Working Papers id:2428, eSocialSciences.
    2. Damien Krichewsky, 2010. "Negotiating the Terms of A New Social Contract: Private Companies, Civil Society and the State in India," Working Papers id:2394, eSocialSciences.

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    political; fund; discretionary; fiscal; federalism; central; state; centre; disbursement; econometric; Indian; economists; politics; finance;

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