Corruption, accountability, and decentralization : theory and evidence from Mexico

Abstract: Theory holds that decentralized governments that rely on own-source revenues should be more fiscally efficient than decentralized governments that rely on grant financing. This was confirmed by data from Mexico. Also, poverty – a measure of uninformed citizens – led to greater corruption.

Author(s): Goodspeed, Timothy J.

Source(s): , 32 p., ill., graphs, tabs

Published: 2011 City university of New York] (CUNY). Hunter college and graduate center, [New York, NY (English

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Link: http://arrow.hunter.cuny.edu/research/papers/HunterEconWP433.pdf

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