Replication data for: Fiscal Centralization: Theory and Evidence from the Great Depression
- Coen-Pirani, Daniele
- Wooley, Michael
AbstractThe Great Depression produced a profound and lasting influence on the structure of US government. This paper studies theoretically and empirically the increased centralization of revenues and expenditures by the states relative to local governments during this period. A model of property and sales taxation and tax delinquency is introduced. In the model, the income decline of the Depression causes a rise in property tax delinquency and leads to a shift toward sales taxation and fiscal centralization by the states. Empirical evidence based on cross-state variation in the severity of the Depression is consistent with the model's key predictions.
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DOI: 10.1257/pol.20150131 (Text)
Coen-Pirani, Daniele, and Michael Wooley. “Fiscal Centralization: Theory and Evidence from the Great Depression.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 10, no. 2 (May 2018): 39–61. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20150131.
- ID: 10.1257/pol.20150131 (DOI)
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