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Title:Constitutions, regulations, and taxes: Contradictions of different aspects of decentralization PDF Logo
Authors:Libman, Alexander
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Working paper series // Frankfurt School of Finance & Management 138
Abstract:The paper confronts different aspects of decentralization: fiscal decentralization, postconstitutional regulatory decentralization, and constitutional decentralization - using a single dataset from Russian Federation of the Yeltsin period as a politically asymmetric country and a variety of indicators. It finds no robust correlation between different decentralization aspects; moreover, three processes of devolution appearing in the same country at the same time seem to be driven by different (though partly overlapping) forces. Hence, a specific aspect of decentralization is hardly able to serve as a proxy for another one or for the overall decentralization process.
Subjects:Regulatory decentralization
fiscal decentralization
determinants of decentralization
JEL:D78
H77
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Frankfurt School - Working Paper Series, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

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