Baskaran, Thushyanthan (2009): Supranational Integration And National Reorganization. Published in: Constitutional Political Economy , Vol. 21, No. 2 (2010)
Download (315Kb) | Preview
We explore the implications of European integration for scal decentralization in EU member states with a dataset on 21 OECD countries over the 1975-2000 period. The dierence-in-dierence methodology is used to establish causality. EU member states are classied as the treatment and non-EU OECD countries as the control group. The Maastricht treaty is interpreted as a quasi-experimental policy intervention that substantially advanced European integration. Our results suggest that tax decentralization has increased in EU countries after the signing of the Maastricht treaty. The treaty's eect on expenditure decentralization also seems to be positive, but is less clear-cut.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Supranational Integration And National Reorganization|
|English Title:||Supranational Integration And National Reorganization|
|Keywords:||Fiscal decentralization; Maastricht treaty; supranational integration; institutional change.|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H77 - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession|
|Depositing User:||Abdul Hamid|
|Date Deposited:||24. Mar 2010 09:26|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 07:47|
Alesina, A., A. Devleeschauwer, W. Easterly, S. Kurlat, and R.Wacziarg (2003). Fractionalization. Journal of Economic Growth 8 (2), 155-194.
Alesina, A. and E. Spolaore (1997). On the Number and Size of Nations. Quarterly Journal of Eco- nomics 112 (4), 1027-1056.
Alesina, A. and E. Spolaore (2003). The Size of Nations. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Alesina, A., E. Spolaore, and R. Wacziarg (2000). Economic Integration and Political Disintegration. American Economic Review 90 (5), 1276-1296.
Alesina, A. and R. Wacziarg (1998). Openness, Country Size and Government. Journal of Public Eco- nomics 69 (3), 305 - 321.
Alesina, A. and R. Wacziarg (1999). Is Europe Going Too Far? Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy 51 (1), 1-42.
Angrist, J. and A. Krueger (1999). Empirical Strategies in Labor Economics. In O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (Eds.), The Handbook of Labor Economics, Volume III. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Armingeon, K., M. Gerber, P. Leimgruber, and M. Beyeler (2008). Comparative Political Data Set 1960-2006. Institute of Political Science, University of Berne 2008 (Database).
Bednar, J., J. Ferejohn, and G. Garrert (1996). The Politics of European Federalism. International Review of Law and Economics 16 (3), :279-294.
Bolton, P. and G. Roland (1997). The Breakup of Nations: A Political Economy Analysis. Quarterly Journal of Economics 112 (4), 1057-1090.
Bolton, P., G. Roland, and E. Spolaore (1996). Economic Theories of the Break-up and Integration of Nations. European Economic Review 40 (3-5), 697-705.
Cameron, D. (1978). The Expansion of the Public Economy: A Comparative Analysis. American Political Science Review 72 (4), 1243-61.
Dr_eze, J. (1993). Regions of Europe: A Feasible Status to Be Discussed. Economic Policy 8 (17), 265-87.
Ebel, R. D. and S. Yilmaz (2002). On the Measurement and Impact of Fiscal Decentralization. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2809. http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/ WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2002/04/12/000094946_02040304241194/Rendered/PDF/multi0page. pdf.
Garrett, G. and J. Rodden (2003). Governance in a Global Economy: Political Authority in Transition. Chapter Globalization and Fiscal Decentralization, pp. 87-109. Princeton University Press.
John, P. (1996). Centralization, Decentralization, and European Union: the Dynamics of Triadic Relationships. Public Administration 74 (2), 293 - 313.
Joumard, I. and P. M. Kongsrud (2003). Fiscal Relations Across Government Levels. OECD Economic Studies 36 (1), 155-229. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/21/34/33638994.pdf.
Kyriacou, A. P. (2009). Decision Rules, Membership and Political Centralization in the Europran Union. European Journal of Law and Economics 27 (2), 143-158.
Newhouse, J. (1997). Europe's Rising Regionalism. Foreign A_airs 76 (1), 67-84.
Oates, W. (1985). Searching for Leviathan: An Empirical Study. American Economic Review 75 (4), 748-758.
OECD (1999). Taxing Power of State and Local Government. OECD Tax Policy Studies 1. Paris: OECD. Panizza, U. (1999). On the Determinants of Fiscal Centralization: Theory and Evidence. Journal of Public Economics 74, 97-139.
Persson, T. and G. Tabellini (1996). Federal Fiscal Constitutions: Risk Sharing and Moral Hazard. Econometrica 64 (3), 623-646.
Persson, T. and G. Tabellini (1997). The Theory of Fiscal Federalism: What Does it Mean for Europe. In H. Siebert (Ed.), Quo Vadis Europe? Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr.
Pollack, M. A. (2000). The End of Creeping Competence. Journal of Common Market Studies 38 (3), 519-538.
Rodrik, D. (1998). Why do More Open Economies Have Bigger Governments? Journal of Political Economy 106 (5), 997-1032.
Ruta, M. (2005). Economic Theories of Political (Dis)integration. Journal of Economic Surveys 19 (1), 1-21.
Schmidt, V. A. (1999). European \Federalism" and its Encroachment on National Institutions. Publius: The Journal of Federalism 29 (1), 19-44.
Sharma, C. K. (2005). Why Decentralization? The Puzzle of Causation. Synthesis 3 (1), 1-17.
Sinn, H.-W. (1994). How much Europe? Subsidiarity, Centralization, and Fiscal Competition. Scottish Journal of Political Economy 41 (1), 85-107.
Stegarescu, D. (2004). Economic Integration and Fiscal Decentralization: Evidence from OECD Countries. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 04-86. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=686714.
Stegarescu, D. (2005). Public Sector Decentralization: Measurement Concepts and Recent International Trends. Fiscal Studies 26 (3), 301-333.
Treisman, D. (1999). Fiscal Transfers and Fiscal Appeasement. In After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Treisman, D. (2002). De_ning and Measuring Decentralization: A Global Perspective. UCLA Working Paper. http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/faculty/treisman/defin.pdf.
van Kersbergen, K. and B. Verbeek (1994). The Politics of Subsidiarity in the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies 32 (2), 215-236.
World Bank (2000). World Development Report 1999/2000. Entering the 21st Century, Chapter 5 (Decentralization:Rethinking Government), pp. 107-124. Washington: The World Bank.