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Essays in Political Economy: Evidence from Brazil

Fernanda Brollo ()

Rivista italiana degli economisti, 2012, issue 1, 133-142

Abstract: This essay brings a synthesize of the doctoral thesis named «Essays in Political Economy: Evidence from Brazil», which provides relevant contribution towards our understanding regarding the incentives and constraints that local governments face in the context of a federalist system. The analysis goes through theoretical and empirical analysis at the microeconomic level with specific reference to Brazil, including original and rich data on Brazilian municipalities.

Keywords: Intergovernmental Transfers; Corruption; Accountability; Decentralization. JEL classification: D72; D78; H41; H70. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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