Formal and real fiscal federalism in Argentina
Besfamille , Martin and Sanguinetti, Pablo (2003) Formal and real fiscal federalism in Argentina. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation. Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation) (No.115).
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In this note we describe, on the one hand, the formal institutional structure of the Argentine fiscal federalism. Then, on the other hand, we show how fiscal federalism really works in Argentina. We analyze data on fiscal behavior of the federal and provincial governments during the nineties. The goal of this note is precisely to point that one of the main issues of the current situation in Argentina is precisely the difference between ‘formal’ and ‘real’ institutions. At the heart of such difference is the lack of enforcement of national laws and formal inter-provincial agreements. We illustrate this by studying how formal rules to the provincial borrowing have functioned during the last decade.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Fiscal policy -- Argentina, Debts, Public -- Argentina, Local government -- Argentina, Local finance -- Argentina, Argentina -- Economic conditions|
|Series Name:||Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||May 2003|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
1. Dillinger, W. and Webb, S. (1999) “Fiscal Management in Federal Democracies Argentina and Brazil”, Policy Research Working Paper 2121, The World Bank.
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