By Dan Stegarescu
The e-book bargains a entire empirical research of the determinants of adjustments within the distribution of expenditure and revenue-raising powers between financial degrees in OECD international locations. utilizing a brand new indicator of financial decentralisation which money owed for subnational decision-making autonomy, universal decentralisation tendencies are investigated. Then, empirical facts from panel analyses is equipped for the function of prices, personal tastes and associations in explaining monetary federal constructions, and for the effect of monetary and political integration at the measure of presidency decentralisation, relatively between ecu international locations. ultimately, the historic event of Germany is used to discover long term advancements within the public zone.
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A value of 100% then indicates full autonomy. Note that this measure is slightly diﬀerent from the tax autonomy indicator presented in Ebel and Yilmaz (2003) which relates revenues from own taxes to total subnational revenues. 4) Since especially in federal or quasi-federal countries like Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and, most recently, Belgium, regional or state governments have some inﬂuence on the revenue-split of certain shared taxes, one might consider revenue from shared taxes as partly autonomous, too.
A 1973-75; b 1970; c due to problems of identiﬁcation, local and regional level of government are consolidated. Data source: OECD, Revenue Statistics. Source for tax classiﬁcation: OECD (1997, 1999, 2002b), Committee of the Regions (1999, 2000, 2001), European Commission (2002), D¨ ohler (2002), Engel and van Ginderachter (1992), Fossatti and Panella (1999), Norton (1994), Ter-Minassian (1997), Rahmann et al. (1994), diﬀerent country studies provided by the Council of Europe, and national ﬁscal constitutions and laws.
Bradbury and Crain (2001) provide evidence for a positive relationship between legislative size and spending across countries, the eﬀect being stronger in unicameral legislatures than in bicameral legislatures. See Feld and Kirchg¨ assner (2001) and Feld and Matsusaka (2003) for Swiss cantons, and Matsusaka (1995) for US states. Note, however, that Matsusaka (2000) ﬁnds a positive correlation between public spending and initiatives in US states before the Second World War. Frey and Stutzer (2003) provide an overview of this empirical literature.