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Fiscal Federalism and Economic Growth

Jan Brueckner

No 50612, Working Papers from University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper uses an endogenous-growth model with overlapping generations to explore the connection between fiscal federalism and economic growth. The analysis shows that federalism, which allows public-good levels to be tailored to suit the differing demands of young and old consumers, who live in different jurisdictions, increases the incentive to save. This stronger incentive in turn leads to an increase in investment in human capital, and a byproduct of this higher investment is faster economic growth.

Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2005-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-fdg, nep-pbe and nep-ure
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