Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/55357
Authors: 
Thanh, Thuy Vu
Zouikri, Messaoud
Deffains, Bruno
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper: Public Choice 3714
Abstract: 
Formal and informal institutions are often viewed as complements or substitutes in empirical and theoretical works. However, no evidence of complementarities or substitutes is found in our empirical analysis of the interrelation between formal and informal decentralization across 64 provinces of Vietnam. This paper finds that the formally decentralized system of public service supply is accommodating the informal one, but informal decentralization in public order provision tends to compete with the existing ineffective formal system. This implies that the central government needs to reorganize the system of decentralizing the provision of public goods/services and public in order to make informal institutions complementary rather than rival or free-riding on formal ones.
Subjects: 
formal decentralization
informal decentralization
sub-central governance
accommodating
competing
JEL: 
D73
H11
H73
H83
K00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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