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Descentralización fiscal y tamaño de los gobiernos en América Latina

  • Ernesto H. Stein

(Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) Aunque la región sigue estando altamente centralizada, la tendencia hacia la descentralización es bastante fuerte. No sólo se está ejecutando una parte mayor de los presupuestos oficiales generales desde el nivel subnacional, sino que la autonomía que tienen estos gobiernos para decidir cuánto dinero gastar y en qué también está aumentando. En este contexto conviene analizar los posibles efectos que puede tener el desplazamiento hacia la descentralización sobre el desempeño fiscal.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4113.

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Date of creation: Jan 1998
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