A Fiscal Perspective of State Rescaling
Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University - International Center for Public Policy
September 1, 2008
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 08-32
Recent socio-spatial studies point out a number of ongoing trends in the "scale division of labor of the state," including among others, "destatization," "denationalization," and "internationalization." We draw on the literature in public economics to review several approaches to measuring state rescaling. We employ these measures to produce empirical evidence on the extent of state rescaling and its determinants. We find that over the last two decades there has been a world trend towards decentralization while the average government size has not changed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 58
Keywords: Fiscal Decentralization, Size of Government
JEL Classification: F43, H11, H77working papers series
Date posted: October 14, 2008
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