Fiscal Federalism in Argentina: Policies, Politics, and Institutional Reform
Argentine fiscal federalism is considered to be very inefficient by all specialists. Its allocation of tax and spending authorities, and its system of intergovernmental transfers do not correspond to any economic criteria and provide all sorts of perverse incentives and obstacles for sound economic policies. Agreeing with the above diagnostic, we attempt to take a step further and to provide an explanation for the many inefficient features of Argentine fiscal federalism. In order to do that, we apply and further develop an approach, presented in Spiller and Tommasi (2000) that tries to explain public policies as the outcome of political transactions. These approach argues that the nature and characteristics of the observed policies will be conditioned by the rules of the political game under which those transactions / policies are made. Hence, it refocuses policy recommendations" from the level of policy reform to the level of institutional reforms, with emphasis on political institutions."
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|Date of creation:||Mar 2001|
|Date of revision:||May 2001|
|Publication status:||Published in Economia, Journal of the Latina American and Caribbean Economic Association, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 2001, pages 147-201|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Vito Dumas 284, Victoria, Buenos Aires, B1644BID|
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