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V WORKSHOP ON FISCAL FEDERALISM: The political economy of decentralization

13-14/06/2013

Frederico Finan (University of California - Berkeley)

Gerard Padró-i-Miquel (London School of Economics)

Eckhard Janeba (University of Mannheim)

    V WORKSHOP ON FISCAL FEDERALISM:       The political economy of decentralization
   

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Presentación

 

Decentralization of the delivery of public services has been an important part of public sector reform in many countries. The arguments typically used by governments, international agencies and donors have been mostly of economic and technical nature. The political economy approach can complement this diagnosis and advice work by predicting the effect of decentralization reforms in real political and institutional settings, highlighting the practical pitfalls of particular reform designs implemented, and helping understand the motives that drive politicians to transfer responsibilities and resources to lower levels of government.
 

The aim of this workshop is to bring together original research papers that cast some light on this topic. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. A tentative list of topics of interest is given below, although papers dealing with any aspect of fiscal federalism, decentralization or the political economy of local governments are welcome.

 

The V Workshop on Fiscal Federalism will take place at Avinguda Diagonal, 696 BUILDING in the rooms “Sala de Juntes” and “Aula E”.

  • Frederico Finan (University of California - Berkeley)
  • Gerard Padró-i-Miquel (London School of Economics)
  • Eckhard Janeba (University of Mannheim)

You can download the program and the papers HERE.

Scientific Committee

Frederico Finan (University of California - Berkeley)

Gerard Padró-i-Miquel (London School of Economics)

Eckhart Janeba (University of Mannheim)

Stephan Litschig (University Pompeu Fabra)

Alejandro Esteller-Moré (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Dirk Foremny (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Daniel Montolio (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Albert Solé-Ollé (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Amedeo Piolatto (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Pilar Sorribas-Navarro (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Organizing Committee

Albert Solé-Ollé (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Dirk Foremny (University of Barcelona & IEB)

 

  • Evaluation of decentralization reforms

  • Political drivers of decentralization reforms

  • Accountability, local elections, & external audits

  • Corruption, clientelism, & capture in local government

  • Disparities in social capital & voter information

  • Decentralization and political parties

  • Lobbying in centralized vs. decentralized settings

  • Tax competition: mobility vs. ideology & political influence

  • Political economy of the allocation of transfers

  • Effects of transfers on local budgets and outcomes

  • Decentralized tax administration and tax compliance

  • Political economy of local fiscal adjustment

Deadline for submission of papers: April 14, 2013

Deadline for acceptance of papers: April 19, 2013

Registration: April 8 to June 7, 2013

The Presenters will stay at the HOTEL HUSA ARENAS****. If you are a NON PRESENTER, you can enjoy special rates at the same hotel. Please, contact with Mr Jorge Cruzate to book your room:
SINGLE ROOM: from 110,00 EUR (breakfast and fees included)
DOUBLE ROOM: 120,00 EUR (breakfast and fees included)

 

You can find special rates, too, at HOTEL HUSA PEDRALBES***. Please, contact with Mr Jorge Cruzate to book your room:
SINGLE ROOM: from 97,00 EUR (breakfast and fees included)
DOUBLE ROOM: 107,00 EUR (breakfast and fees included)

Manuscripts must be submitted by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) in PDF format. Attendance is free for presenters and it will include accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches. There is a general registration fee for non-presenters, and reduced fee for co-authors and PhD students.

 

Free