Publications

June 1, 2015

The stimulative effect of an unconditional block grant on the decentralized provision of care

Understanding the impact of central government grants on decentralized health care provision is of crucial importance for the design of grant systems, yet empirical evidence on the prevalence of flypaper effects in this domain is rare.

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May 31, 2013

Fiscal Equalization and Capitalization: Evidence from a Policy Reform

Fiscal equalization through the allocation of central government grants may have adverse distributional implications if these grants capitalize into house values.

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