Fiscal decentralization and government quality in the OECD

Andreas P. Kyriacou, Oriol Roca-Sagalés

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Using indicators of fiscal decentralization which control for intergovernmental transfers and grants, it is shown that decentralization has a positive impact on government quality but that this positive effect is mitigated in the presence of regional elections and multi-level government. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • Fiscal decentralization
  • Multi-level government
  • Panel data
  • Quality of government


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