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dc.contributor.authorStegarescu, Danen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:48:43Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:48:43Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24093-
dc.description.abstractDrawing on recent work on the creation and breakup of countries, this paper examines the impact of economic and political integration on the vertical government structure. It argues that by increasing the market size and the benefits from the decentralized provision of public goods, integration might have triggered the recent process of fiscal decentralization in OECD countries. Based on a theoretical framework, the empirical panel analysis relates the degree of public sector decentralization to economic and European integration, controlling for inter-regional heterogeneity, economies of scale, and institutions. The results found mostly support a decentralizing effect of economic and European integration, particularly in the context of preference heterogeneity, whereas participation of sub-national governments in central decision-making is associated with increasing centralization.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 04-86en_US
dc.subject.jelH77en_US
dc.subject.jelH72en_US
dc.subject.jelF15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFiscal Decentralizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Integrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subject.keyword?Sandwich? Hypothesisen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsintegrationen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitische Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwFinanzverfassungen_US
dc.subject.stwDezentralisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleEconomic Integration and Fiscal Decentralization: Evidence from OECD Countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn477275532en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:2890-
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