A Fiscal Perspective of State Rescaling

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Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Andrey Timofeev

Georgia State University - International Center for Public Policy

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Date Written: September 1, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Fiscal Decentralization, Size of Government

JEL Classification: F43, H11, H77

Suggested Citation

Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge and Timofeev, Andrey, A Fiscal Perspective of State Rescaling (September 1, 2008). Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 08-32, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1281583 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1281583

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