Fiscal Performance, Institutional Design and Decentralization in European Union Countries

Author/Editor:

Luc Eyraud ; Anita Tuladhar ; Julio Escolano ; Marialuz Moreno Badia ; Juliane Sarnes

Publication Date:

February 1, 2012

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Summary:

This paper analyzes the impact of decentralization on overall fiscal performance in the European Union, taking into account fiscal institutional arrangements. We find that spending decentralization has been associated with sizably better fiscal performance, especially when transfer dependency of subnational governments is low. However, subnational fiscal rules do not seem to be associated with better performance.

Series:

Working Paper No. 12/45

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2012

ISBN/ISSN:

9781463936464/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2012045

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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