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TitleThe political economy of portuguese intergovernmental grants
Author(s)Veiga, Linda Gonçalves
Pinho, Maria Manuel
KeywordsGrants
Intergovernmental relations
Political economy
Portugal
Issue date2005
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
Series/Report no.NIPE Working Paper series ;
8
Abstract(s)We use a large and unexplored dataset covering all mainland Portuguese municipalities from 1979 to 2002 to evaluate the impact of political forces in the allocation of grants from the central government to local uthorities. Empirical results clearly show that, besides variables that proxy local populations’ needs and the macroeconomic situation of the country, political variables 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/her municipality. These effects are particularly strong for grants that are not formula-determined.
TypeWorking paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/2745
AccessOpen access
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