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Submissions from 2021

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Welfare Benefits in Highly Decentralized Fiscal Systems: Evidence on Interregional Mimicking, Luis Ayala, Ana Herrero-Alcalde, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Performances in COVID 19 Management Across Countries: Do Subnational Finances Matter?, Simanti Bandyopadhyay, Sujana Kabiraj, and Subrata Majumder

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The Effect of Crises on Fiscal and Political Recentralization: Large-Panel Evidence, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Pablo Evia Salas, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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The Fiscal Architecture of Subnational Governments in Federal Nepal, Khim Lal Devkota

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A General Equilibrium Model of Value Added Tax Evasion: An Application to Pakistan, Andrew Feltenstein, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Biplab Datta, and Sohani Fatehin

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Sustainable Development and the Optimal Level of Fiscal Expenditure Decentralization, Jin Hui and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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When Does Foreign Direct Investment Lead to Inclusive Growth?, Hyojung Kang and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Do You Know to Whom You Pay Your Taxes?: The Case of Decentralized Spain, Julio López-Laborda, Fernando Rodrigo, and Eduardo Sanz-Arcega

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Adapting Fiscal Decentralization Design to Combat Climate Change, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Fiscal Policies, Decentralization, and Life Satisfaction, Manuela Ortega Gil

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Electoral Accountability and Fiscal Federalism: The Case of Peru, Janet Porras-Mendoza, Charles R. Hankla, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

Submissions from 2020

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The Impact of Plastic Money Use on VAT Compliance: Evidence from EU Countries, Amakoe D. Alognon, Antonios M. Koumpias, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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The Distributional Effects of Devolution in the U.S. Welfare Reform, Luis Ayala, Elena Bárcena-Martín, and Jorge Martínez-Vázquez

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Towards Sustainable Cities: Lessons from Urban Decentralization in India and Bangladesh, Simanti Bandyopadhyay, Firdousi Naher, and Aishna Sharma

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Assessing the Performance of Kolkata Municipal Corporation: Implications for Service Delivery, Simanti Bandyopadhyay and Aishna Sharma

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Trust in Government Institutions and Tax Morale, Antonios M. Koumpias, Gabriel Leonardo, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Fiscal Decentralization and Interregional Capital Misallocation: Evidence from China, Zheng Li and Jorge Martínez-Vázquez

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Financial VAT May Improve Trade Openness, Julio López-Laborda and Guillermo Peña

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The Politics of Fiscal Federalism: Building a Stronger Decentralization Theorem, Raúl A. Ponce-Rodríguez, Charles R. Hankla, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Eunice Heredia-Ortiz

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Preconditions for the Wealth of Nations over Time: A Note, Oriol Sabaté and Eduardo Sanz-Arcega

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Do Countries Really Deviate from the Optimal Tax System?, Cristian Sepulveda

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Fiscal Decentralization and Life Satisfaction in Chile, Leonardo Letelier S, José Luis Sáez Lozano, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

Submissions from 2019

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Welfare Benefits in Highly Decentralized Fiscal Systems: Evidence on Interterritorial Mimicking, Luis Ayala and Ana Herrero

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Free Trade Agreements and World Obesity, Michele Baggio and Alberto Chong

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Recreational Marijuana Laws and Junk Food Consumption: Evidence Using Border Analysis and Retail Sales Data, Michele Baggio and Alberto Chong

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Neighborhoods, Social Class, and Reciprocity: Evidence Using Representative Artefactual Data from Latin America, Arlette Beltrán, Alberto Chong, and Mariano Montoya

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National Income and Trust, Markus Brückner, Alberto Chong, and Mark Gradstein

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Identifying and Disentangling the Impact of Fiscal Decentralization on Economic Growth, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov

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Carbon Taxes and Stranded Assets: Evidence from Washington State, Stefano Carattini and Suphi Sen

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Does Social Conflict in Rural Regions Decrease Firm Ownership? Evidence from the Mining Sector in Latin America, Alberto Chong and Paul Haslam

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Environmental Disasters and Mental Health: Evidence from Oil Spills in the Peruvian Amazon, Alberto Chong and Carla Srebot

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Does Trade Liberalization Foster Intimate Partner Violence?, Alberto Chong and Daniel Velásquez

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Fiscal Decentralization and Public R&D Policy: A Country Panel Analysis, Daniel Gama e Colombo and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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What Accounts for the Education Gender Gap in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province?, Musharraf Cyan, Mark Rider, Michael Price, and Stephanie J. Roberts

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The Impact of Media Campaigns on Tax Filing: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Pakistan, Antonios M. Koumpias and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Subnational Government Debt Governance: Lessons from Non-Asian Emerging Economies, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Yasin Civelek

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Comparative Studies of Cross-border M&A and Greenfield Investments in Response to Changes in Tax Regulation and Administration of Host Economies, Gohar S. Sedrakyan

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Time-saving Goods, Time Inequalities, and Optimal Taxation, Cristian F. Sepulveda

Submissions from 2018

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Growth, Inequality, and Party Support: Valence and Positional Economic Voting, Ruth Dassonneville and Michael S. Lewis-Beck

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The Global Crisis and Intergovernmental Relations: Revisiting the Centralisation-Decentralisation Debate Ten Years On, Luiz de Mello and João Tovar Jalles

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Fees and Fines: An Economist's View of Who Should Pay, Robert D. Ebel

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Intergovernmental Revenue Assignment and Mobilization Principles and Applications for Somalia, Robert D. Ebel

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Decentralization and Intra-Country Transfers in the Great Recession: The Case of the EU, Timothy J. Goodspeed

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Decentralization and Governance in Europe: Evidence from Different Expenditure Components, Andreas P. Kyriacou and Oriol Roca-Sagalés

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Decentralization And Electoral Swings, Ignacio Lago and André Blais

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Fiscal stability during the Great Recession: Putting decentralization design to the test, Santiago Lago-Peñas, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Agnese Sacchi

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Fiscal Incentives and Local Tax Competition: Evidence from China, Yongzheng Liu, Bingyang Lv, Hang Tai, and Chenping Yang

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A Theoretical Rationale for the Fiscal Gap Model of Equalization Transfers, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian Sepulveda

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Fiscal Decentralization and Government Size: The Role of Democracy, Mo Qiao, Siying Ding, and Yongzheng Liu

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Can Tax Regulation and Administration Practices Impact Foreign Direct Investments?, Gohar S. Sedrakyan

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A net welfare benefit approach to optimal taxation, Cristian F. Sepulveda

Submissions from 2017

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Why Won’t Workers Do Their Jobs? Labor Market Rigidity and Job Performance in the Public Sector, Alberto Chong and Angelo Cozzubo

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Regulatory Protective Measures and Risky Behavior: Evidence from Ice Hockey, Alberto Chong and Pascual Restrepo

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A Health Literacy RCT toward Improvement of Programmatic Outcomes of Tuberculosis Control in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan, Musharraf Cyan, Michael Price, and Mark Rider

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Building Trust in State through Legal Literacy: An RCT in the Tribal Areas & Frontier Regions of Pakistan, Musharraf Cyan, Michael Price, and Mark Rider

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Building up Municipal Services from a Scratch: Immediate Gains in Citizen Perceptions and Level of Trust in Militancy Prone Tribal City of North-Western Pakistan, Musharraf Cyan, Michael Price, and Mark Rider

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Peshawar Uplift: The Effect of Urban Development on Citizens’ Perceptions, Musharraf Cyan, Michael Price, and Mark Rider

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Southern- Area Development Programme: How Communities Groups Function, Musharraf Cyan, Michael Price, and Mark Rider

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What Determines Citizen Trust: Evaluating the Impact of Campaigns Highlighting Government Reforms, Musharraf Cyan, Michael Price, and Mark Rider

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An Evaluation of Historical and Recent Government Programs to Promote Off-Season Vegetable Cultivation in FATA, Musharraf Cyan, Michael Price, Mark Rider, and Stephanie J. Roberts

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Does a Modest Stipend Encourage Girls to Attend School beyond the 5th Class: Evidence from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan?, Musharraf Cyan, Michael Price, Mark Rider, and Stephanie J. Roberts

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Vertical Fiscal Imbalance and Local Fiscal Discipline: Empirical Evidence from China, Junxue Jia, Yongzheng Liu, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Kewei Zhang

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Internet and Income Inequality: A Research Note, Yongzheng Liu

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The Effects of Presumptive Methods of Taxation on Revenue Mobilization in the Value, Gohar S. Sedrakyan

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The Impact of Public Expenditures on Economic Growth in Two Very Different Countries: A comparative Analysis of Armenia and Spain, Gohar Samvel Sedrakyan and Laura Varela-Candamio

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A note on time discretion and the welfare cost of lump-sum taxation, Cristian F. Sepulveda

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Urban sprawl and local fiscal burden: analysing the Spanish case, Laura Varela-Candamio, Fernando Rubiera Morollón, and Gohar Sedrakyan

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Cross-Country Differences in Corporate Tax Rates, Anti-Tax Avoidance Rules, and Base Erosion Profit Shifting, Giulia Zilio

Submissions from 2016

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Taxing Consumption in Canada: Rates, Revenues, and Redistribution, Richard Bird and Michael Smart

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The Determinants of Tax Morale in Pakistan, Musharraf Rasool Cyan, Antonios M. Koumpias, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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The Effects of Media Campaigns on Individual Attitudes towards Tax Compliance; Quasi-Experimental evidence from survey data in Pakistan, Musharraf R. Cyan, Antonios M. Koumpias, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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A Superior Instrument for the Role of Institutional Quality on Economic Development, Elizabeth Gooch, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov

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Politicians, bureaucrats, and tax morale: What shapes tax compliance attitudes?, Gabriel Leonardo and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Frozen In Time: The Much Needed Reform Of Expenditures Assignments In China, Yongzheng Liu, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Baoyun Qiao

Submissions from 2015

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Fiscal Decentralization and Decentralizing Tax Administration: Different Questions, Different Answers, Richard M. Bird

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Reforming International Taxation: Is the Process the Real Product?, Richard M. Bird

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Tobacco and Alcohol Excise Taxes for Improving Public Health and Revenue Outcomes: Marrying Sin and Virtue?, Richard M. Bird

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International Debt Forgiveness: Who Gets Picked and Its Effect On The Tax Effort Of Developing Countries, Leanora Alecia Brown and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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The Poverty Implications of Alternative Tax Reforms: Some Countries Intuitive Results In An Application To Pakistan, Andrew Feltenstein, Carolina Mejia, David Newhouse, and Gohar Sedrakyan

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Labor Market Flexibility and FDI Flows: Evidence from Oil-Rich GCC and Middle Income Countries, Wasseem Mina and Louis Jaeck

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How large do multi-region models need to be?, Florenz Plassmann and Andrew Feltenstein

Submissions from 2014

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Corruption and Firm Tax Evasion, James Alm, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Chandler McClellan

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The Infrastructure Gap and Decentralization, Luis Andres, Dan Biller, and Jordan Schwartz

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Decentralization and Infrastructure: Principles and Practice, Roy W. Bahl and Richard M. Bird

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Municipal Finance in India: Some Critical Issues, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Some New Thoughts on Performance Evaluation of Governments: An Application to Indian Cities, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Global Taxes and International Taxation: Mirage and Reality, Richard M. Bird

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Investing in Health Infrastructure: How Decentralization Matters, Richard M. Bird and Francois Vaillancourt

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Financing Infrastructure, Luiz de Mello and Douglas Sutherland

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Impact of Fiscal Decentralization on Economic Growth in the Districts of Nepal, K. L. Devkota

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Efficiency Cost of Fiscal Equalization: The Case of Belarus, Sebastian Eckardt, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Andrey Timofeev

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Rural Roads: The Challenge of Decentralized Implementation, Simon D. Ellis and Aurelio Menendez

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Tax Evasion, the Provision of Public Infrastructure, and Growth: A General Equilibrium Approach to Two Very Different Countries, Egypt and Mauritius, Andrew Feltenstein

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Decentralization And Infrastructure: From Gaps To Solutions, Jonas Frank and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Coordination of Infrastructure Investment Across Levels of Government, Catherine Gamper and Claire Charbit

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Educational Infrastructure, School Construction, & Decentralization in Developing Countries: Key Issues for an Understudied Area, Alec Ian Gershberg

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Estimating the Personal Income Distribution in Spanish Municipalities Using Tax Micro-Data, Miriam Hortas-Rico, Jorge Onrubia, and Daniele Pacifico

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Fiscal Competition versus Fiscal Harmonization: A Review of the Arguments, Krishanu Karmakar and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Does Competition for Capital Discipline Governments? The Role of Fiscal Equalization, Yongzheng Liu

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Do Government Preferences Matter for Tax Competition?, Yongzheng Liu