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    • Corruption, Decentralization and Yardstick Competition 

      Ellis, Christopher J.; Dincer, Oguzhan C., 1969- (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2005-03-01)
      Several empirical studies have found a negative relationship between corruption and the decentralization of the powers to tax and spend. In this paper we explain this phenomenon using a model of Yardstick Competition. ...