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dc.contributor.authorBorge, Lars-Eriken_US
dc.contributor.authorBrueckner, Jan K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRattso, Jornen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-19T15:42:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-19T15:42:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65385-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides an empirical test of a principal tenet of fiscal federalism: that spending discretion, when granted to localities, leads to public-sector heterogeneity, with public-good levels adjusting to suit local demands. The test is based on a simple model of partial fiscal decentralization, under which earmarking of central transfers for particular uses is eliminated, allowing funds to be spent according to local tastes. The model predicts that partial decen- tralization generates dispersion in the levels of public services as spending adjusts to local preferences. But the model also yields the more-general prediction that the characteristics of local jurisdictions should play a bigger role in determining the levels of public goods after a decentralization reform than before. Both predictions are confirmed by the paper's empirical results, which show the effects of the 1986 Norwegian reform.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo Working Paper: Public Finance 3954en_US
dc.subject.jelH70en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwFinanzausgleichen_US
dc.subject.stwFinanzföderalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwLokales öffentliches Guten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwNorwegenen_US
dc.titlePartial fiscal decentralization and public-sector heterogeneity: Theory and evidence from Norwayen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn727863789en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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