Regional Inequality and Decentralization: An Empirical Analysis

@article{Lessmann2011RegionalIA,
  title={Regional Inequality and Decentralization: An Empirical Analysis},
  author={Christian Lessmann},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={1363 - 1388}
}
This paper analyzes the impact of political and fiscal decentralization on regional inequalities, using a unique dataset which covers fifty-four countries at different stages of economic development. Cross-section and panel data estimations show that decentralization decreases regional inequalities in general. However, estimations using an interaction-variable approach imply that the effect depends on the level of economic development. While rich countries benefit from decentralization in that… Expand
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