Essays in Political Economy: Evidence from Brazil
University of Warwick - Department of Economics
April 1, 2012
Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, Vol. 1, April 2012
This essay brings a synthesize of the doctoral thesis named 'Essays in Political Economy: Evidence from Brazil', which provides relevant contribution towards our understanding regarding the incentives and constraints that local governments face in the context of a federalist system. The analysis goes through theoretical and empirical analysis at the microeconomic level with specific reference to Brazil, including original and rich data on Brazilian municipalities.
Keywords: accountability, corruption, decentralization, intergovernmental transfers
JEL Classification: D72, D78, H41, H70
Date posted: March 12, 2012