(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Does fiscal federalism promote regional inequality? an empirical analysis of the OECD, 1980–2005

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SORENS J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Political Science, Univ., Buffalo, ETATS-UNIS


This paper explores the relationship between fiscal federalism, understood as institutionalized regional economic self-rule, and convergence in regional per capita incomes. Multilevel spatial regressions on primary sub-national jurisdictions in twenty-five Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries show that lower-income regions tend to catch up with higher-income regions only when they enjoy substantial economic powers. It concludes that there is more convergence across member states of the European Union than across regions within almost any of the European Union member states


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no2 [pp. 239-253]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 6 tabl.



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