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TitleThe determinants of intergovernmental grants in Portugal: a public choice approach
Author(s)Pinho, Maria Manuel
Veiga, Linda Gonçalves
KeywordsGrants
Intergovernmental relations
Public choice
Portugal
Issue dateApr-2005
PublisherUniversity of Durham. Department of Economics and Finance
CitationANNUAL MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC CHOISE SOCIETY, Durham, 2005. Durham: University of Durham. Department of Economics and Finance, 2005. p. 1-34.
Abstract(s)We use a large and unexplored dataset covering all mainland Portuguese municipalities from 1979 to 2001 to evaluate the impact of political forces in the allocation of grants from the central government to local authorities. Empirical results clearly show that, besides variables that proxy the social and economic development of municipalities, political variables also condition the granting system: (1) grants increase in municipal and legislative election years; (2) the larger the number of years a mayor has been in office the larger the amount of funds transferred to his municipality; (3) municipalities ruled by mayors that belong to the prime-minister’s party are favored in the grants distribution process.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/1724
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:NIPE - Comunicações a Conferências

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