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Tobin meets Oates: Solidarity and the optimal fiscal federal structure

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dc.contributor.author Calsamiglia, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Garcia-Milà, Teresa
dc.contributor.author McGuire, Therese J.
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T10:50:43Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T10:50:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=1226
dc.identifier.citation International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 20, Issue 3, 2013, pp. 450-473
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/6354
dc.description.abstract We explore the implications for the optimal degree of fiscal decentralization when people s preferences for goods and services, which classic treatments of fiscal federalism (Oates, 1972) place in the purview of local governments, exhibit specific egalitarianism (Tobin, 1970), or solidarity. We find that a system in which the central government provides a common minimum level of the publicly provided good, and local governments are allowed to use their own resources to provide an even higher local level, performs better from an efficiency perspective relative to all other systems analyzed for a relevant range of preferences over solidarity.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1226
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Tobin meets Oates: Solidarity and the optimal fiscal federal structure
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:13:24Z
dc.subject.keyword fiscal decentralization
dc.subject.keyword specific egalitarianism
dc.subject.keyword solidarity
dc.subject.keyword externalities.
dc.subject.keyword Macroeconomics and International Economics
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