Corruption, Decentralization and Yardstick Competition

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Title: Corruption, Decentralization and Yardstick Competition
Author: Ellis, Christopher J.; Dincer, Oguzhan C., 1969-
Abstract: 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. Further, using data on government corruption in US states, we provide some new evidence that supports the theoretical findings.
Description: 16 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/656
Date: 2005-03-01


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