Thushyanthan Baskaran

University of Goettingen (Gottingen)

Platz der Gottinger Sieben 3

Gottingen, D-37073

Germany

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1.

Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth in OECD Countries: Is There a Relationship?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2721
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Jul 2009
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Lars P. Feld
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Walter Eucken Institute
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fiscal federalism, sub-national fiscal autonomy, tax competition

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Fiscal Federalism, Decentralization and Economic Growth: Survey and Meta-Analysis

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4985
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Oct 2014
Thushyanthan Baskaran, Lars P. Feld and Jan Schnellenbach
University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Walter Eucken Institute and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Institute for Economics, Chair for Microeconomics
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fiscal federalism, fiscal competition, economic growth, meta-analysis

Monetary integration, soft budget constraints, and the EMU sovereign debt crises

APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2012
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Zohal Hessami
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and University of Konstanz, Department of Economics
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EMU, monetary union, fiscal policy, public deficits

Monetary Integration, Soft Budget Constraints, and the EMU Sovereign Debt Crises

Economics & Politics, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 252-275, 2017
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Oct 2017
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Zohal Hessami
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and University of Konstanz, Department of Economics
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EMU, fiscal policy, monetary union, public deficits

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The Economics and Empirics of Tax Competition: A Survey and Lessons for the EU

Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Jun 2014
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Mariana Lopes da Fonseca
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
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tax competition, tax coordination, European Union, fiscal federalism

Do Municipal Mergers Reduce Costs? Evidence from a German Federal State

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
Sebastian Blesse and Thushyanthan Baskaran
Deutsche Bundesbank and University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Municipal mergers, economies of scale, voluntary and compulsory mergers

Do Municipal Mergers Reduce Costs? Evidence from a German Federal State

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 16-041
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 May 2016
Sebastian Blesse and Thushyanthan Baskaran
Deutsche Bundesbank and University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Municipal mergers, economies of scale, voluntary and compulsory mergers

Revenue Decentralization, Central Oversight and the Political Budget Cycle: Evidence from Israel

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 15-046
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Sebastian Blesse, Adi Brender, Thushyanthan Baskaran and Yaniv Reingewertz
Deutsche Bundesbank - Research Department, Bank of Israel - Research Department, University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Department of Public Administration and Policy, University of Haifa
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Political budget cycles; soft budget constraint; local governments; decentralization

Revenue Decentralization, Central Oversight and the Political Budget Cycle: Evidence from Israel

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Jun 2015
Thushyanthan Baskaran, Sebastian Blesse, Adi Brender and Yaniv Reingewertz
University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Deutsche Bundesbank - Research Department, Bank of Israel - Research Department and Department of Public Administration and Policy, University of Haifa
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Political budget cycles, soft budget constraint, local governments, decentralization

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Globalization, Redistribution, and the Composition of Public Education Expenditures

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2917
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Feb 2010
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Zohal Hessami
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and University of Konstanz, Department of Economics
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globalization, public education, composition of public spending

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The Economics and Empirics of Tax Competition: A Survey

CEGE Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Paper No. 163
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Jul 2013
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Mariana Lopes da Fonseca
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
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Tax competition, Tax coordination, European Union, Fiscal federalism

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Tax Mimicking in the Short- and the Long-Run: Evidence from German Reunification

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Feb 2015
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Tax mimicking, Business taxes, Property taxes, German reunification

Appointed Public Officials and Local Favoritism: Evidence from the German States

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2017-9
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Dec 2017
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Mariana Lopes da Fonseca
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
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Distributive politics, favoritism, employment growth

Appointed Public Officials and Local Favoritism: Evidence from the German States

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6800
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Feb 2018
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Mariana Lopes da Fonseca
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
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distributive politics, favoritism, employment growth

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Electoral Thresholds and the Success of Minor Parties

Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, No. 177-2013
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2015
Thushyanthan Baskaran and Mariana Lopes da Fonseca
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
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electoral rules, electoral thresholds, voting

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The Effect of Direct Democracy on the Level and Structure of Local Taxes

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 14-003
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Zareh Asatryan, Thushyanthan Baskaran and Friedrich Heinemann
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
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Direct democracy, taxation, regression discontinuity, Bavaria

Direct Democracy and Local Public Finances Under Cooperative Federalism

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 13-038
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Jun 2013
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
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direct democracy, fiscal policy, regression discontinuity, Bavaria

Direct Democracy and Local Public Finances Under Cooperative Federalism

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 119, Issue 3, pp. 801-820, 2017
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Jun 2017
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
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Bavaria, fiscal policy, local initiatives, regression discontinuity

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Ideology and Fiscal Policy: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the German States

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Nov 2012
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Government ideology, Fiscal policy, Fiscal federalism

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Depressing Dependence? Transfers and Economic Growth in the German States, 1975-2005

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6055
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Thushyanthan Baskaran, Lars P. Feld and Sarah Necker
University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Walter Eucken Institute and University of Freiburg
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intergovernmental transfers, economic growth, fiscal federalism

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Re-Evaluating the Economic Costs of Conflicts

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Jun 2015
Mariana Lopes da Fonseca and Thushyanthan Baskaran
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Violent conflicts, economic conditions, light output

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Taxation and Democratization

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jul 2013
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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taxation, democracy, democratic transition, tax innovations

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Bailouts and Austerity

CEGE Discussion Paper No. 212
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Subnational bailouts, soft budget constraints, local fiscal policy

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Coalition Governments, Cabinet Size, and the Common Pool Problem: Evidence from the German States

Center for European Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Paper No. 165, July 2013
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 12 Jul 2013
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Government fragmentation, common pool problems, coalition government, cabinet size, public expenditures

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The Political Economy of Special Needs Transfers: Evidence from Bavarian Municipalities, 1993-2011

Center for European Governance and Economic Development Research, No. 211
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Jun 2014
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Special needs transfers, political alignment, state and local governments

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The Revenue and Base Effects of Local Tax Hikes: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Sep 2015
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Tax hikes, Tax base effects, Local business taxes, Local property taxes

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Identifying Local Tax Mimicking: Administrative Borders and a Policy Reform

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2013
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Tax mimicking, business tax, property tax, intergovernmental equalization

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Electoral Competition and Endogenous Political Institutions: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Germany

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Apr 2015
Mariana Lopes da Fonseca and Thushyanthan Baskaran
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Electoral rules, Electoral thresholds, Political competition

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Did the Maastricht Treaty Matter for Macroeconomic Performance? A Difference-in-Difference Investigation

Kyklos, Vol. 62, Issue 3, pp. 331-358, August 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Jul 2009
Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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Fiscal Federalism, Decentralization, and Economic Growth: A Meta‐Analysis

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 54, Issue 3, pp. 1445-1463, 2016
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 May 2016
Thushyanthan Baskaran, Lars P. Feld and Jan Schnellenbach
University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Walter Eucken Institute and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Institute for Economics, Chair for Microeconomics
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Has Globalisation Affected Collective Bargaining? An Empirical Test, 1980–2009

The World Economy, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 1880-1911, 2015
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Jan 2016
Zohal Hessami and Thushyanthan Baskaran
University of Konstanz, Department of Economics and University of Goettingen (Gottingen)
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The Heckscher-Ohlin Model and the Network Structure of International Trade

International Review of Economics & Finance, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2011
Posted: 06 Aug 2012
Tilman Brück, Thushyanthan Baskaran, Florian Blöchl and Fabian J. Theis
IGZ - Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, University of Goettingen (Gottingen), affiliation not provided to SSRN and Technische Universität München (TUM)

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Networks, International trade, Gravity model