Together or Separately? Issues on the Costs and Benefits of Political and Fiscal Unions

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Title: Together or Separately? Issues on the Costs and Benefits of Political and Fiscal Unions
Author: Spolaore, Enrico; Perotti, Roberto; Alesina, Alberto

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Citation: Alesina, Alberto, Roberto Perotti, and Enrico Spolaore. 1995. Together or separately? Issues on the costs and benefits of political and fiscal unions. European Economic Review 39(3-4): 751-758.
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Abstract: Around the world one observes a tendency toward political separatism. The economic literature generally (but not always) emphasizes several benefits of large fiscal (and, therefore, political) jurisdictions. In this paper we discuss several politico-economic arguments which reconcile this tension between “normative” economic models and empirical observations.
Published Version: doi:10.1016/0014-2921(95)00082-O
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