Tax me, but spend wisely : the political economy of taxes, evidence from Brazilian local governments

Abstract: This paper shows that local governments are more accountable when they have more capacity to tax their citizens. More taxes lower the share of rents in total public resources. Modernization of local tax administrations leads to more education provision and less corruption than federal grants.

Author(s): Gadenne, Lucie

Source(s): , 36 p., ill., graphs, tabs

Published: 2011 Università Bocconi. Innocenzo Gasparini institute for economic research (IGIER)], [Milano (English




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