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The political determination of intergovernmental grants in Australia

Worthington, Andrew C. & Dollery, Brian E. (1998) The political determination of intergovernmental grants in Australia. Public Choice, 94(3-4), pp. 299-315.

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Abstract

Intergovernmental grants have been conventionally explained on the basis of either equity/efficiency and/or institutional considerations. This paper seeks to model Australian intergovernmental grants by including both traditional public finance variables and public choice influences; that is, grants are used by federal government politicians to purchase political capital, thereby enhancing their own chances of reelection. The models employed in this paper are tested for six Australian states for the period 1981-82 to 1991-92 using unsystematic grant transfers. The results provide support for these public choice considerations, and highlight the importance of incorporating institutional factors and controlling for misspecification in the error structure in estimates of this type.

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ID Code: 2707
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Intergoovernmental grants, fiscal federalism, public choice
DOI: 10.1023/A:1017940409702
ISSN: 1573-7101
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Political Science not elsewhere classified (160699)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue (140215)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Australian Government and Politics (160601)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Springer
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Deposited On: 09 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:26

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