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Decentralization and the post-war political economy

Castles, Francis G


This paper uses cross-national data for 21 OECD nations to examine whether there is any evidence of a connection between measures of political and fiscal decentralization and the major, long-term, performance parameters of the post-war political economy. The findings of what is necessarily an exploratory analysis of a wide rage of policy outcomes suggest that low levels of fiscal centralization appear to have restrained post-war inflationary pressures and gone along with higher rates of...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: European Journal of Political Research


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