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The redistributive, stabiliser and insurance effects at territorial level of "federal" government budgets

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  • Nuria Bosch

    () (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

  • Marta Espasa

    () (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

  • Pilar Sorribas

    () (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

Abstract

The aim of this study is to estimate the redistributive, stabiliser and insurance effects at territorial level of the federal budget of Australia, Spain, the USA and of the European Union. This analysis is carried out for the budget as a whole through regional fiscal balances and, separately for the revenues and expenditures. The methodology used is a panel data econometric model. The main conclusion is that in all the cases considered the expenditures have higher effects, both redistributive and stabiliser/insurance, than the revenues and that the size of the European budget should increase in order to be able to develope redistributive policies.

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  • Nuria Bosch & Marta Espasa & Pilar Sorribas, 2002. "The redistributive, stabiliser and insurance effects at territorial level of "federal" government budgets," Working Papers 2002/5, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  • Handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:113883art126
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    1. Albert Solé Ollé, 2010. "The Determinants of the Regional Allocation of Infrastructure Investment in Spain," Chapters,in: The Political Economy of Inter-Regional Fiscal Flows, chapter 12 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Albert Solé-Ollé, 2013. "Inter-regional redistribution through infrastructure investment: tactical or programmatic?," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 156(1), pages 229-252, July.
    3. Nuria Bosch & Marta Espasa & Pilar Sorribas, 2002. "La capacidad redistributiva y estabilizadora del presupuesto del gobierno central español," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 160(1), pages 47-76, march.
    4. Giannola, Adriano & Petraglia, Carmelo & Scalera, Domenico, 2016. "Net fiscal flows and interregional redistribution in Italy: A long-run perspective (1951–2010)," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 1-16.
    5. Marta Espasa & Núria Bosch, 2010. "Inter-regional Fiscal Flows: Methodologies, Results and their Determinant Factors for Spain," Chapters,in: The Political Economy of Inter-Regional Fiscal Flows, chapter 7 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Keywords

    Fiscal flows; Redistribution; Stabilization;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies

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