Partisan intergovernmental transfers: empirical evidence, political and economic effects, and the electoral rationale

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partisan transfers, fiscal federalism, electoral competition

Resumo

This article discusses the stylized fact of politically motivated intergovernmental transfers, according to which a higher level of public administration (federal or state government) transfers greater resources to lower levels (states or municipalities) when the same party holds the Executive in both levels. First, it shows that it is a pervasive phenomenon in the world in general and in Brazil in particular. Then, it discusses its effects on subnational electoral equilibria and on the performance of the public administration. Finally, it builds a political economy model that explains the electoral rationale behind this stylized fact.

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Biografia do Autor

Maurício Soares Bugarin, Universidade de Brasília

Professor titular do Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasília. Líder do Economics and Politics Research Group (EPRG).

Ivan Ferreira, Universidade Ceuma

Doutor em Economia, Universidade de Brasília (UnB). Professor, Universidade Ceuma. CEO. Ceuma Grupo Educacional.

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2021-09-21

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Bugarin, M. S., & Ferreira, I. (2021). Partisan intergovernmental transfers: empirical evidence, political and economic effects, and the electoral rationale. Revista Do Serviço Público, 72(a), 41 - 66. Recuperado de https://revista.enap.gov.br/index.php/RSP/article/view/5722

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Special issue on Public Choice: Essays in Honor of Jorge Vianna Monteiro