Publications

Fiscal Decentralization, Equalization, and Intra-Provincial Inequality in China -International Tax and Public Finance-

Posted On March 27, 2017

 

 

 

Regents Professor of Economics and Director of the International Center for Public Policy (ICePP), Jorge Martinez-Vazquez with Professor Yongzheng Liu and Alfred M. Wu published an article on the impacts of fiscal decentralization and fiscal equalization, both measured at the sub-provincial level, on intra-provincial inequality in China in the… more »

Reexamining the determinants of fiscal decentralization: What is the role of geography? -Journal of Economic Geography-

    

In December 2016, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov published an article in the Journal of Economic Geography exploring in depth the empirical relevance of physical geography as a determinant of fiscal decentralization.

Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov. 2016. “Reexamining the determinants of fiscal decentralization: What is the… more »

The Impact of Fiscal Decentralization: A Survey -Journal of Economic Surveys-

    

In November 2016, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez published an article with Santiago Lago-Peñas and Agnese Sacchi that gives a comprehensive and updated review of the impact of fiscal decentralization on the economy, society and politics in the  Journal of Economic Surveys.

Lago-Peñas, Santiago, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and  Agnese Sacchi. 2016.  “The Impact of Fiscal Decentralization: A Survey.” Journal… more »

A Superior Instrument for the Role of Institutional Quality on Economic Development

     

In October 2016, Elizabeth GoochJorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov published a ICePP working paper (#1610) that revisits the issue of the impact of institutional quality on economic development in Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson, 2001.

Gooch, Elizabeth, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov. 2016. “A Superior Instrument for the Role of Institutional… more »

The Determinants of Tax Morale in Pakistan -Journal of Asian Economics-

     

In December 2016, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Musharraf Cyan and Antonios M.Koumpias published an article that examines the determinants of tax morale in Pakistan in the Journal of Asian Economics.  Their journal article was among the most downloaded articles from Journal of Asian Economics in the from December 24 – March 24, 2017.

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Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?

Posted On March 10, 2015
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This volume is a tribute to Roy Bahl, who has long played an important role in the field of taxation and development and provides both an informed reflection on how much progress the developing world has made in introducing effective tax systems at both the national and subnational levels of government and a useful… more »

Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance

Posted On March 10, 2015
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Although coercion is a fundamental and unavoidable part of our social lives, economist have not offered an integrated analysis of its role in the public economy.  The essays in the recently published book, “Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance” focus on coercion arising from the operation of the fiscal system, a major part of… more »

Workshop on Field Experiments for Policy Evaluation and Evidence Based Governance for Pakistan

Posted On March 10, 2015
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ICePP held a workshop on Field Experiments for Policy Evaluation and Evidence Based Governance for Pakistan officials from March 16-19th in Atlanta, Georgia. Officials from the Governments of Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan will be participating. The workshop is being hosted by the International Center for Public Policy, of the Andrew Young School… more »