The Welfare Consequences of Centralization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Switzerland

Many countries are reallocating tasks and powers to more central levels of government. To identify centralization’s welfare effects, I use a difference-in-differences design that relies on time and cross-cantonal variation in the implementation of centralization reforms in Switzerland. I find that c...

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Main Author: Flèche, Sarah
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press) 23.01.2020
published in: The review of economics and statistics pp. 1 - 45
ORCID: 0000-0001-8927-075X
Data of publication: 2020-01-23
ISSN: 0034-6535
1530-9142
EISSN: 1530-9142
Discipline: Economics
Statistics
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Database: CrossRef
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