Corpus ID: 8461996

The Political Economy of Center-State Fiscal Transfers in India*

@inproceedings{Rao2001ThePE,
  title={The Political Economy of Center-State Fiscal Transfers in India*},
  author={M. Rao and N. Singh},
  year={2001}
}
  • M. Rao, N. Singh
  • Published 2001
  • India’s federal system is distinguished by tax and expenditure assignments that result in large vertical fiscal imbalances, and consequent transfers from the central government to the state governments. Several channels are used for these transfers: the Finance Commission, the Planning Commission, and central government ministries. The transfers include statutory tax sharing as well as various categorical and block grants. While predetermined formulas are used for some transfers, there is… CONTINUE READING
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