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The virtue of narrowing: the fiscal federalism setting

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter mainly discusses the empirical work in the domain of local (subcentral) finance involving yardstick competition. It begins with a short section on the systemic novelty introduced by ... More


Introduction

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter presents the mechanism of political yardstick competition and provides an overview of the following chapters. The presentation of the mechanism includes indications on its ... More


Yardstick competition and its cousins

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter considers some mechanisms that interact with yardstick competition or that might be confused with it. Most attention is given to mobility-based competition and policy learning. ... More


Vertical interactions

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers yardstick competition in the context of multilevel governmental systems. Vertical interactions then arising complicate in various ways the working of yardstick competition. The ... More


Does Yardstick Competition Influence Local Government Fiscal Behavior in the Philippines?

Joseph J. Capuno, Stella A. Quimbo, Aleli D. Kraft, Carlos Antonio R. Tan, and Vigile Marie B. Fabella

in Is Decentralization Good For Development?: Perspectives from Academics and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198737506
eISBN:
9780191800894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737506.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Using a panel dataset of cities and municipalities in the Philippines in 2001, 2004, and 2007, the study presented in this chapter investigated whether a local government’s expenditures or revenues ... More


An Incentive Theory of the Separation of Powers

Jean‐Jacques Laffont

in Incentives and Political Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248681
eISBN:
9780191596575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248680.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The design of a complete Constitution is further augmented by focusing on the need for separation of powers to avoid regulatory capture. The economic concepts used are yardstick competition and ... More


The challenge of extending: the international setting

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter’s discussion of yardstick competition among national governments is less about substance than about the puzzle raised by its almost complete neglect by researchers. It poses the question ... More


Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Pierre Salmon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

When the existence of several jurisdictions (countries, regions, or cities) is acknowledged, the possibility arises that citizens compare what obtains in their own jurisdiction to what obtains in ... More


Final comments: perverse effects, advice, and arguments

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This concluding chapter considers three related matters: perverse effects, advice, and arguments. Perverse effects of yardstick competition are a serious possibility. They may take different forms, ... More


Two heuristic models

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Two heuristic models are presented in this chapter. The first shows how yardstick competition may have an influence on the allocation of government’s efforts, in particular how it may reorient it ... More


Efficiency and Innovation in Network Industries

Robert Baldwin, Martin Cave, and Martin Lodge

in Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199576081
eISBN:
9780191806698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199576081.003.0026
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on efficiency and innovation in network industries, also known as the utilities sector that includes communications, energy, transport, and water. It first considers the impact ... More


Social Protection and Globalization

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In this chapter we discuss two basic ideas. The first one is that technological change as much as (if not more than) globalization leads to increasing income disparities; accordingly, European ... More


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