Bulletin n. 2/2016
December 2016
  • Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
  • Section B) Global governance and international organizations
  • Section C) Regional integration processes
  • Section D) Federalism as a political idea
  • Köppl Turyna Monika, Kula Grzegorz, Balmas Agata, Waclawska Kamila
    The effects of fiscal decentralisation on the strength of political budget cycles in local expenditure
    in Local Government Studies , Volume 42, Issue 5 ,  2016 ,  785-820
    In this article we analyse the effects of political business cycles and fiscal decentralisation on the expenditure categories of Polish municipalities. We find convincing evidence demonstrating the impact of strong political business cycles in almost all expenditure categories, particularly for the categories of expenditure relevant to electoral success, such as infrastructure and social programmes. We find evidence that transfers to municipalities increase the strength of the electoral cycle.
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